Germany: 1 dead, 4 wounded in knife attack at Hamburg market

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GERMANY-CRIME-KNIFE Police investigator work at the area around a supermarket in the northern German city of Hamburg, where a man killed one person and wounded several others in a knife attack, on July 28, 2017. “There is no valid information yet on the motive or the number of people injured” by the man, who “entered a supermarket and suddenly began attacking customers”, said police, adding that one victim died from his severe wounds. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Markus Scholz /

A man with a knife fatally stabbed one person at a supermarket Friday in the northern German city of Hamburg and wounded four others as he fled, police said. He was then arrested.The assailant entered the supermarket in the Barmbek district on Friday afternoon and stabbed one person, who died at the scene, police said. As he fled, he wounded another four people.

He was overwhelmed by passers-by and slightly injured in the process, police said. Officers then arrested the man.

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

Police said they don’t yet have any information on the assailant’s motive but there was no indication there was more than one attacker.

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

Story by The Associated Press