Knife Attack in Vienna, Austria
At least three, possibly four, people were attacked on the street in Vienna on Wednesday by a man wielding a knife. The first three stabbed were a man, his wife, and their adult daughter, all of whom sustained “heavy to life-threatening injuries.” Another person within walking distance was also critically stabbed on Praterstern. Police are working to determine if there is a connection to the first incident. The motive is unknown, and the perpetrator is still at large.
Thie incident occurred in the Vienna district known as Leopoldstadt on Prater Street near the subway at Nestroyplatz. The attack(s) appeared to be random in nature.
Vienna Police confirmed the attacks:
“Current information on the use in the area
# Prater Street : At 19:45 clock three people were injured by a culprit with knife. A short time later there was another assault with Messer on Praterstern. The context is the subject of ongoing investigations.”
The two women in the first incident are reportedly in stable condition, but the man is still critical according to Austrian news Huete.at.
A manhunt has ensued to find the suspect.
First pictures from the scene of the knife attack in central Vienna, Austria. Police officers have sealed the area off. Investigation, manhunt ongoing. pic.twitter.com/Ot6qjlvQUt
— BNL NEWS (@BreakingNLive) March 7, 2018
From the Vienna police department: There were two separate knife attacks in Vienna. First, three people were injured. Then another attack on #Praterstraße. Suspect appears to be at larger. https://t.co/czWE70ShcK
— HansNichols (@HansNichols) March 7, 2018
Four Critically Injured in 2 Knife Attacks in Vienna, police confirm– all victims in critical condition.
Police say an intensive search operation is underway to find the attacker or attackers, adding that they investigating whether the incidents are linked.
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Vienna police confirm tonight’s knife attack via their official Twitter account – search for suspect is ongoing. https://t.co/Wjn51ZZij8
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