For the alleged attack of a wolf, lower Saxony, Steinfeld, scientists have found no evidence. The DNA analysis in the order of the lower Saxony Ministry of environment had not provided appropriate evidence, said a spokeswoman in Hanover on Tuesday. Details wanted to present environment Minister, Olaf Lies (SPD) in the afternoon.

A municipality worker was bitten on Tuesday of last week in the small town around 30 kilometres North-East of Bremen, as he reported to the police later. The man worked, therefore, kneeling at the fence of a green area of the cemetery. He handle to the rear, was taken prisoner and held his Hand suddenly. He looked around and was convinced to see a Wolf that had snapped. Three more wolves had observed the action with some distance, the man. Then he was able to free himself and the animals expel. A day later, the 55-Year-old his Hand looked at.

Immediately have been sent according to the Ministry of environment, two members of the wolf offices to Steinfeld. Apart from animal hair samples from the sweater of the man and the Hammer were seized, with which he had shot, according to his description of the animal. The samples were then sent by courier to the Senckenberg-Institute in the Hessian town of Gelnhausen. In the case of a confirmation it would have been the first documented attack of a wolf on a human in Germany since the return of the animals after the reunification.