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Austria: Three people injured in knife attack on Vorarlberg train02:16

Austria: Three people injured in knife attack on Vorarlberg train

Austria, Sulz-Roethis
August 16, 2016 at 15:09 GMT -00:00 · Published

At least three people were reportedly injured after a 60-year old man went on a rampage on a train in Austria’s westernmost state of Vorarlberg, Tuesday. Police unleashed pepper spray on the suspect to subdue him.

Two men who were stabbed by the suspect were hospitalised following the attack. A 19-year-old man suffered injuries in the stomach and back and a 17-year-old male received a throat injury. Another passenger, who assisted the police during the detention of the suspect, suffered minor injuries to his hand and was also hospitalised.

In addition to the police, medical services were present at the scene. A medical worker reported: "We had to assist three people. One of them was injured with serious knife wounds and was taken to the hospital. Another one has non-severe knife injuries and has also been hospitalised. The third person who received knife injuries to his hand was also taken to the hospital.”

A criminal investigation has been launched. Limitations in railway traffic between Germany and Austria are said to have been implemented due to the ongoing investigation.

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At least three people were reportedly injured after a 60-year old man went on a rampage on a train in Austria’s westernmost state of Vorarlberg, Tuesday. Police unleashed pepper spray on the suspect to subdue him.

Two men who were stabbed by the suspect were hospitalised following the attack. A 19-year-old man suffered injuries in the stomach and back and a 17-year-old male received a throat injury. Another passenger, who assisted the police during the detention of the suspect, suffered minor injuries to his hand and was also hospitalised.

In addition to the police, medical services were present at the scene. A medical worker reported: "We had to assist three people. One of them was injured with serious knife wounds and was taken to the hospital. Another one has non-severe knife injuries and has also been hospitalised. The third person who received knife injuries to his hand was also taken to the hospital.”

A criminal investigation has been launched. Limitations in railway traffic between Germany and Austria are said to have been implemented due to the ongoing investigation.

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