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On Monday, a German court ordered two American soldiers to be detained pending charges surrounding the fatal stabbing of an Italian man at the Euro Palace nightclub in Mainz-Kastel.

The two soldiers were arrested Saturday.

The names of the soldiers have not been released by the police.

The incident, which occurred around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, involved a group of U.S. servicemembers, three Germans, a Turkish man and an Italian.

The 18-year-old Italian man was pronounced dead on the scene, according to German police.

The three Germans and the Turkish man also were injured and are in intensive care at a Wiesbaden hospital.

According to a German police news release, a third American soldier came forward Sunday afternoon, admitting his involvement in the stabbings.

“Initial reports were that two soldiers were being held and then a third soldier was (arrested),” said Maj. Dean Thurman, V Corps spokesman.

“It now looks like one of those soldiers has been released.”

An 18-year-old soldier is under investigation for suspected manslaughter and attempted manslaughter, a spokesman for German prosecutors said.

A 23-year-old soldier is accused of participating in the fight.

Two of the soldiers involved in the incident are based in Bad Kreuznach and the third soldier is stationed at Rhein-Main Air Base.

The Army Criminal Investigative Command and military police are assisting German authorities with the investigation.

— The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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