'Deranged knifeman shouting Allah' goes on rampage in Vienna, Afghan arrested
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] An Afghan man has been jugged
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
after four people were maimed in two knife attacks in Vienna, Austria.
Three pedestrians were attacked at random by a man wielding a knife near the capital's famous Prater Park at around 7.45pm local time.
Police say that the three victims hurt in the stabbing frenzy were a family, including a father, mother and their daughter, 17.
Then 30 minutes later, another person was maimed in a separate attack at Praterstern. A police front man confirmed all the victims were Austrian.
One eyewitness said the attack happened in front of a Japanese restaurant near the U1 Nestroyplatz station on the Praterstrasse. He claimed the male victim injured in the first attack suffered from a heart attack and that the attacker shouted 'Allah, Allah'. This has not been confirmed by police.
Suspect Admits to Vienna Knife Attacks
[AnNahar] A 23-year-old man held after two knife attacks in Vienna on Wednesday night has confessed to both acts but denied any political motive, police said on Thursday.
The first attack near the Nestroyplatz metro station resulted in a couple and their 17-year-old daughter receiving severe injuries. The 67-year-old father is still in a critical condition, while the injuries of his two relatives are not thought to be life-threatening, police said.
The suspect, an Afghan national, blamed his "aggressive feeling and rage about his life situation" for the stabbings, according to police front man Patrick Maierhofer.
Around half an hour later the man attacked another Afghan man in the Praterstern area. Maierhofer said the suspect knew the man and blamed him for his drug addiction problems. Police said the victim is not thought to be in a life-threatening condition.
Posted by: Fred 2018-03-09