Published: Sat, July 29, 2017
World News | By Cecilia Wilkerson

Deadly knife attack in Hamburg supermarket

Deadly knife attack in Hamburg supermarket

The attack in Germany is suspected to have resulted in one death.

Authorities identified the attacker as a 26-year-old man who was born in the United Arab Emirates, but they did not provide his name or citizenship status. "First reports about a possible robbery can not be confirmed so far", he said.

The motive for the attack was not immediately known, but German media said it could be terrorism-related.

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In a press statement, a police spokesperson said that the suspect had entered the supermarket and suddenly began stabbing customers before fleeing the building. Witnesses followed him and alerted police, who arrested him near the scene.

The miscreant soon after the attack reportedly escaped but was later nabbed by the police.

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The number of injured and the motive behind the attack were unknown.

According to BILD, the attack took place between Fuhlsbüttler and Hermann Kauffmann in the district of Barmbek, Hamburg just after 3 PM local time.

Several people suffered stab injuries and one of the victims was fatally wounded, officers added.

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