Friday, July 28, 2017

One dead, several injured by knife attacker in Germany

A knife-wielding man killed one person and injured four others at a supermarket in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday, local police said.

The man entered the grocery store, attacked five people with a knife and then left shortly thereafter, police for the northern German city said in a series of updates posted to Facebook on Friday. One victim died at the store.

In a news release later Friday, police said the suspect is 26 years old and was born in the United Arab Emirates, but they could not confirm his current citizenship. Police have not yet identified him or the stabbing victims, although they said the person who died was 50 years old.

CNN reported that police spokesman Timo Zill told German reporters the suspect also attacked people with his kitchen knife after he fled the supermarket.

With help from witnesses who followed the suspect, police said they arrested him nearby. Police said another person was injured during the suspect's pursuit.

Zill said his department hadn't decided whether the incident was terrorism-related. They don't believe anyone else was involved in the attack.

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