Hamburg Stabbing Suspect Is Known Islamist, German Authorities Say

30 July, 2017, 00:28 | Author: Garry Little
  • One dead, several wounded in knife attack at German supermarket

He ripped a 20-centimeter (8-inch) knife from its wrapping and "brutally" attacked two men, including a 50-year-old man who died, Henning said.

Assailant tried to flee but was chased and tackled by customers.

A friend had tipped authorities off to changes in the man, telling them he stopped drinking alcohol and started talking about the Koran, Torsten Voss, head of the Hamburg branch of the domestic intelligence agency, said.

Police say they don't have any information yet on the man's motive.

Simeonovic is one of five alleged members of the network now in custody for terror offences carried out as part of a network headed by an Iraqi preacher known as Abu Walaa, who was classified as a "representative of the Islamic State in Germany" and travelled to mosques across the country.

The incident is reminiscent of an attack in December at a Berlin Christmas market where the perpetrator, from Tunisia, killed 12 people.

The witnesses slightly injured the attacker while they were overpowering him, before handing him over to police. The attacker's motive so far has been unclear. The phrase, Arabic for "God is great", is frequently shouted by Islamic extremists before an attack.

The police using their official twitter handle said the reason for the attack is yet to be ascertained.

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A 52-year-old German man was stabbed to death in an Edeka Supermarket.

Police have identified the dead man as a 50-year-old believed to be a German citizen.

Authorities are still unsure about what drove the 26-year-old failed asylum-seeker to carry out the attack but there are clues pointing towards a religions motivation as well as mental health issues.

"I thank the police for their effort and all those who stood up against the attacker with civil courage and bravery". There have been reports that he is a Palestinian.

On the high street in northeast Hamburg where the assault struck, residents laid flowers and candles outside the supermarket, which was closed. The man was then arrested by plainclothes police officers.

And according to one eyewitness, the suspect was shouting, "Allah Akhbar!"

The police said they received a call that a man was attacking people with a knife and a bat in the city of Matsudo.

He was born in the United Arab Emirates was arrested following the attack, though his nationality has not yet been confirmed.

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