Three dead and six wounded in stabbing attack in Germany – reports
Three people have been killed and six wounded in a stabbing attack in the German town of Würzburg, Bild newspaper has reported, adding that police had stopped the suspected perpetrator with a shot to the leg.
Police confirmed that several people had been killed and injured and that an attacker had been shot. The situation was now under control, they said, but there was no immediate word on the possible motive for the attack.
“The attacker was overpowered after police used a firearm,” Lower Franconia police said on Twitter. “There are no indications of a second suspect. There is no danger to the population.”
Videos posted on social media showed a young man seemingly holding a knife being warded off by other men holding chairs until police arrived. Another video appeared to show blood on the ground.
The videos matched the reported location of the attacks on and around Wuerzburg’s central Barbarossaplatz, though it was not immediately possible to confirm when they had been made.
Würzburg is a city of 130,000 people to the south-east of Frankfurt.
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