German Police Hold 2 Alleged Neo-Nazis in Police Chief Stabbing

Investigators say they have taken into custody two people suspected in the stabbing of a police chief in a presumed neo-Nazi attack.

Alois Mannichl, chief in the southern city of Passau, had surgery Saturday and is now in stable condition.

Lead investigator Helmut Walch says the man and woman suspected in the attack were picked up in the Munich area Tuesday.

Mannichl was known for taking a hard line against neo-Nazis. He was stabbed in the chest at his home by a skinhead who called himself a member of the "national resistance." German neo-Nazis often use that term to describe themselves.