Several people injured in knife attack in Vienna

Tanya Simon
March 9, 2018

Two women and a man from the same family were seriously injured in a knife attack in central Vienna on Wednesday evening, local police said, reported by AFP. The attacker fled the scene and a manhunt is underway.

Investigators confirmed the arrest of the Afghan migrant in connection with the second attack but are still investigating whether or not the arrested man was responsible for the first attack.

Two separate knife attacks in Vienna have left four people seriously injured and a state of fear gripped the entire city after the incident.

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Half an hour later, another person was attacked at the nearby Praterstern transport hub. "Whether there is a connection with the bodily injury in the area of #Praterstrasse is the subject of the investigation", Vienna police said in a tweet. "The three people were seriously injured and their lives are in danger", the spokesman said, adding later that they were Austrian citizens.

The victims were an Austrian family; a 67-year-old father, 56-year-old mother and their 17-year-old daughter.

Further details regarding the attack and a possible motive were not immediately clear.

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