Last Thursday, just for a lark, a mischievous youth went on a stabbing spree in the Bavarian city of Ansbach. Fortunately, he only managed to wound two people before he was shot dead by police.
According to witnesses, the high-spirited youngster shouted “Allahu Akhbar” — which is Arabic for “I demand a more diverse and inclusive society” — during his attack.
Below are excerpts from two English-language articles about the incident in Ansbach. First, from NDTV:
2 Injured in Germany Knife Attack, 30-Year-Old Suspect Killed: Cops
Germany Knife Attack: The 30-year-old man attacked several passers-by “with at least one knife”, near the train station in Ansbach in Germany.
Berlin: A knife-wielding man wounded two people in a southern German town on Thursday before being fatally shot by police who said they were investigating a possible “Islamist or terrorist context”.
The 30-year-old man attacked several passers-by “with at least one knife”, near the train station in Ansbach, a Bavarian town close to Nuremberg, according to local police.
Two people were injured but their lives were not in danger, the statement said.
When security forces intervened, the assailant “attacked the police” who opened fire and fatally wounded him, the statement added.
“The man shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ several times during the commission of the crime,” police said, adding that they were investigating “whether the crime had a link with an Islamist or terrorist context”.
At Least One Dead and Two Injured in Multiple Stabbing in Ansbach, Germany
At least one person has been killed and two injured in a stabbing attack in the southern German town of Ansbach on Thursday afternoon.
A 30-year-old man attacked several passers-by in the vicinity of the Ansbach train station, injuring two people slightly, police said in a statement.
After the first attacks, local police officers were alerted and, after arriving on the scene, shot the attacker as he approached to attack them and fatally wounded him.
Witnesses consulted by the officers revealed that the man shouted “Allahu Akbar” (an expression of faith of Islam widely used in the Muslim world) several times during the execution of the crime.
The authorities in charge of the investigation are checking whether the event may be related to an Islamist or terrorist background, the Ansbach police said in the missive.
Video transcript #1:
|00:00||Police Shoot Knifeman! Train Station Ansbach Sept. 8, 2022|
|00:21||He’s got a dagger! Dagger! —Hey! Stay back! —Go away! Go away!|
|00:25||Go away, he’s going to kill you! Go away! Go away!|
|00:28||He’s stabbing. He’s stabbing.|
|00:43||He’s got a dagger! Dagger! —Hey! Stay back! —Go away!|
|00:47||People being hunted down in Ansbach.|
|00:51||On Thursday evening, a man with a knife attacked two travelers at the train station.|
|00:55||The police were quick to arrive, but were also attacked by the knifeman.|
|01:01||The police officers shot the man with the knife, which severely injured him,|
|01:05||and he died at the scene. —At the moment, there appears to be no prior relationship|
|01:11||between those involved in the incident. Currently, the identification of the male attacker|
|01:18||is being ascertained. —According to information from interviews with witnesses,|
|01:23||a female witness claims to have heard the knifeman shouting “Allahu Akhbar”.|
|01:28||Both of the injured, luckily, were only slightly injured. The motive for the attack is unknown.|
|01:35||The police in Ansbach have shot a suspected knife attacker.|
|01:42||The man attacked passersby near the train station.|
|01:49||According to initial information, several people were injured with stab wounds.|
|01:55||The attacker’s identity is still unknown.|
|01:59||Now the Federal Criminal Police Office is investigating the exact circumstances|
|02:03||of the crime and why the police officers fired.|
|02:07||Apparently, several rounds were fired.|
|02:11||The suspected knife attacker died at the scene from his gun shot wounds.|
|02:25||He’s got a dagger! Dagger! —Hey! Stay back! —Go away! Go away!|
|02:31||Go away; he’s got a dagger! Go away! Go away! He’s stabbing.
Video transcript #2:
|00:00||Police in Ansbach, Bavaria, have shot a knife attacker.|
|00:05||The 30-year-old man had attacked several passersby near the train station.|
|00:09||He is said to have shouted “Allahu Akhbar”. Two people were wounded.|
|00:13||The police shot the man. The suspected perpetrator died at the scene.|
|00:17||Investigators are now examining an Islamist background for the knife attack.|
|00:21||Searches are being conducted of the man’s personal surroundings.