dglobalnews.com Knife attack in Hamburg supermarket leaves one person dead
Published: Sat, July 29, 2017
Global Media | By Cecelia Webb

Knife attack in Hamburg supermarket leaves one person dead

Knife attack in Hamburg supermarket leaves one person dead

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

Germany has been on high alert since a mass shooting in central Munich last summer and an Islamist truck attack at a Berlin Christmas market in December.

A sixth man was injured while overpowering the attacker.

Police said several people suffered stab wounds and one of the victims was fatally wounded.

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The assailant was placed under arrest, police said, adding that it was too soon to speculate a motive. "First reports about a possible robbery can not be confirmed so far", he said.

Police spokesman Timo Zill said authorities were investigating all possibilities in the attack, which was carried out with a kitchen knife, the news agency dpa reported.

The police said the man had suddenly started attacking customers in the shop, with no immediate indication of any political or religious motive. According to reports, while the perpetrator was arrested, the police are on the look out for another man near the scene of the attack. Photos and videos showed a large number of emergency services, including a helicopter and heavily-armed police officers, at the scene.

Barmbek is in northeastern Hamburg, away from the downtown district.

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