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By Andy Eckardt

MAINZ, Germany — A woman suffered serious injuries after she was dragged through the streets of a German town behind a car with a rope tied around her neck, police said Monday.

The 28-year-old, who has not been identified, was found on a sidewalk in Hamelin on Sunday, according to a statement issued by police.

Officials said a 38-year-old suspect turned himself in at a local police station around the same time the victim was found. The police statement said the suspect admitted to the crime although that has not been directly confirmed by the man or his lawyer.

"The suspect did not provide any information on his motive," the statement read.

According to police, the suspect tied one end of the rope to the trailer-hook of the car and the other end around the victim's neck. She had to be taken by helicopter to a nearby medical center although police did not provide information about her condition.

The northwest German town is best known for the 13th-century German folk tale the "Pied Piper of Hamelin."