A man carrying a knife (some reports say machete) attacked shoppers outside a supermarket in Hamburg this afternoon, killing one person and wounding at least four others. According to some of the eyewitnesses, the attacker shouted “Allahu Akhbar!” during his murderous spree. However, German authorities say it is too early to determine the killer’s motive. The police are investigating.
Here’s an article from Fox News about the incident:
Hamburg Supermarket Knife Attack Leaves 1 Dead, German Police Say
German police said a knife-wielding man shouted “Allahu Akbar” before he went on a stabbing spree outside a supermarket in Hamburg, killing one person and injuring four others. (AP)
A knife-wielding man reportedly screamed “Allahu Akbar” during a wild attack inside a Hamburg supermarket that killed at least one person and left four others bloodied and wounded on Friday.
German police arrested the suspected attacker in the Barmbek district after witnesses followed the man and alerted authorities. The suspect was overwhelmed by passers-by and slightly injured in the process, police said.
The assailant entered the supermarket and stabbed one person, who died at the scene, before fleeing the scene. While on the run, the suspect stabbed and injured four other people.
|0:00||I didn’t see them. I only saw him when he came out|
|0:06||with the huge knife|
|0:09||How large was the knife, roughly?|
|0:12||(Woman shows how big knife was)|
|0:15||And what did you think when that man|
|0:18||started to wave that knife around wildly?|
|0:21||I thought I was in the wrong movie. I thought, now he’s gonna stab me to death.|
|0:24||How did you feel?|
|0:32||To stand there at the register, unable to move away…|
|0:35||Did you think about terrorism?|
|0:38||Only once he left.|
|0:41||Why? —Because as he left, he yelled Allah Akbar.
Hat tip for the article: FouseSquawk.