Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Austria: 4 people stabbed in Capital, police searching for knife-man.

(Wien) Four people have been seriously injured in two separate knife attacks in Vienna on Wednesday evening.

The first stabbing took place near Prater Park, in Vienna's Second District, where an assailant attacked a family of three with a knife. The mother, father and their 17-year-old daughter are reported to be seriously injured .Thirty minutes later, the second stabbing took place in the same neighbourhood and one person was stabbed. Authorities say that this person's life is also in danger, as a result of the injuries.

Austrian police said they knew "absolutely nothing" about the possible suspect or whether the two incidents are related. They only indicated that they were searching for a male suspect. Police have been questioning several witnesses at the scene.
The neighbourhood of Praterstern, where both attacks took place, is home to much of Vienna's small Jewish community.

One Afghan male has been taken into custody in connection with the second assault, but no information has been forthcoming from the Police.