BERLIN: One person was killed, and several were injured in a knife attack in a supermarket in the northern German city of Hamburg on Friday, the city´s police said.
One attacker was detainees following the attack, they added, but warned the public to stay clear of the area in which the attack had taken place.
“We have no precise information as to the motive or the number of wounded,” Hamburg police said in a tweet.
Hamburg police said on Twitter that one thing had been captured yet that it was too early to pinpoint a thought process.
Police affirmed the assailant was acting alone and said he was overwhelmed by individuals from the general population.
There are unsubstantiated reports that he yelled “Allahu Akhbar,” Arabic for “God is extraordinary” while assaulting people. Equipped police are at the scene.
Bild daily paper distributed a photograph of a man implied to be the assailant canvassed in blood and said he started fiercely striking at customers before being ceased.
The assault occurred in the Barmbek locale in the north of the city in a branch of Edeka, Germany’s biggest market chain.
Police say the man’s weapon may have resembled a blade, however, they are, for the time being, accepting it was a kitchen cut.
He assaulted clients in the general store aimlessly, kept running outside and was pursued by customers and by individuals outside the shop. They conveyed him to the ground before regular clothes cops confined him.
Asked whether this was a fear assault a police official told the BBC: “We are at a beginning period of the examination… Right now we can’t discount anything. We are examining all roads.”
The hypothesis in German media said the assault might have been a piece of a theft endeavor. However, police stated that that intention couldn’t affirm.