Knife Attack in Vienna, Austria

 In Breaking News, Foreign

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 : 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.

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