Somalian asylum seeker put in coma after raping women in Austria
The 19-year-old man is under police supervision after being taken for medical care in the city of Klagenfurt following the attack on Christmas eve
It has been reported locally the man attempted to rape a 23-year-old woman in a bar but she was able to fight off the attacker.
However, he is alleged to have attempted to steal another 22-year-old woman's wallet after going into a female toilet in the bar following the first attack.
According to reports the man grabbed the second victim by the throat after she caught him trying to steal her wallet.
He is said to have fled the bar and was later arrested in the Schillerpark of Klagenfurt, sixth-largest city in the country.
He had collapsed after the arrest and was put into an induced coma.
Police were unable to interrogate the individual accused of the attack until this morning and have yet to press charges, it has been claimed.
Local reports suggest the man told police that he could not remember the incident.
Both of the victims have again been questioned by the police this afternoon.
However, police do not expect make a decision on charges until Tuesday morning.
The attack comes after two incidents earlier this year.
In March a migrant was being hunted after he lured the four-year-old child into a swimming pool changing area before sexually assaulting the child's mother when she caught him.
According to data compiled by the Austrian Interior Ministry, nearly one out of three asylum seekers in Vienna was accused of committing crimes in 2015.
North African gangs fighting for control over drug trafficking were responsible for roughly half of the 15,828 violent crimes — rapes, robberies, stabbings and assaults — reported in the city during 2015.
Austria received 90,000 asylum requests in 2015, the second-highest number in the EU on a per capita basis.