Sunday 20 January 2019

Austrian police detain suspect following Vienna knife attack

Four people, including a family of three, suffered life-threatening injuries.

Austria Knife Attack
Austria Knife Attack

By Associated Press Reporters

A 23-year-old man has been arrested by Austrian police following knife attacks in Vienna in which four people were injured.

Police spokesman Patrick Maierhofer said in a statement on Thursday that the suspect was detained shortly after a 20-year-old man was stabbed and taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries on Wednesday night.

Austria Knife Attack

Officers said they are still investigating whether the suspect is also responsible for the stabbings of a family of three an hour earlier, also in the heart of the Austrian capital.

They did not release any further details on the identity of the suspect.

Austria Knife Attack

All three family members – a 67-year-old man, a 56-year-old woman and their 17-year-old daughter, suffered life-threatening injuries and were taken to hospital after the attack.

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