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Two citizens overwhelm knife attacker in Magdeburg

In the north of Magdeburg, a migrant attacked several people with knives on Thursday afternoon and according to reports injured some.

Published: August 9, 2020, 10:18 am

    Magdeburg

    On Thursday afternoon in the German city of Magdeburg, a migrant attacked a woman with a knife at a tram stop.

    Later he threatened several passengers on a train with additional knives. Two brave citizens eventually overwhelmed the 21-year-old Syrian and handed him over to the police.

    The police announced that the 21-year-old man from Syria had had an argument with a woman at the Milchweg tram stop in the north of the city. As witnesses reported, the stranger was injured by the man.

    The alleged perpetrator then got onto a tram and threatened several passengers with kitchen knives. According to the police, he later got off the train and stood at a traffic intersection with knives in both hands. Two drivers then got out of their vehicles and overpowered the man. They held him until the police arrived. One of the drivers was injured by the attacker.

    A political motive for the act is currently not ruled out, according to the security authorities.

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