Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Maech 8, 2018
An Afghan man has been detained in connection with knife attacks in Austria’s capital, Vienna, in which four people were severely injured, police said on March 8.
The suspect, who is 23, was detained shortly after the stabbing of a 20-year-old man, also from Afghanistan, on March 7, Austrian police spokesman Patrick Maierhofer said.
Maierhofer said police are still investigating whether the suspect is also responsible for the stabbing of an Austrian family about an hour earlier, also in downtown Vienna.
All three family members — father, mother, and their 17-year-old daughter — as well as the Afghan victim suffered life-threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital. Their names were not made public.
Maierhofer said the attack did not appear to be terror-related, but it was too early to say anything about the motive of the attacker.
Based on reporting by AP and dpa