An American is arrested over the death of a U.S. tourist at a German castle

An American man has been arrested in Germany for the death of a U.S. tourist and the assault on another near Neuschwanstein castle.

The incident: The man allegedly pushed two female tourists, ages 21 and 22, down a steep slope near a bridge close to the castle.
* He met them on a hiking path and lured them onto a trail leading to a viewpoint.
* The 22-year-old woman was choked and pushed down the slope by the suspect, while the 21-year-old woman was sexually assaulted before being pushed down as well.

The aftermath: A mountain rescue team reached both women.
* The 22-year-old was “responsive” and taken to a hospital.
* The 21-year-old suffered serious injuries and died in the hospital overnight.

Arrest and investigation: The suspect was quickly arrested nearby and is being held pending a potential indictment.
* He is under investigation on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, and a sexual offense.
* Authorities are focusing on trying to reconstruct exactly what happened and are calling for witnesses to come forward.

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