Knifeman shot by police after stabbing no less than three folks at German political rally | EUROtoday

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A knifeman has attacked and stabbed a number of folks, together with a police officer, throughout a political rally within the southwestern German metropolis of Mannheim.

The crime spree unfolded shortly after 11.30am throughout an occasion being held by the Citizens’ Movement Pax Europa (BPE), which advocates in opposition to the ‘Islamisation’ of Europe.

Police shot on the attacker, who was additionally injured in the course of the incident which unfolded on the Marktplatz, a sq. within the downtown space.

Police shot the attacker and have said there is no longer a danger to the public
Police shot the attacker and have mentioned there isn’t a longer a hazard to the general public (AP)

In a press release, police mentioned that they couldn’t instantly give any data on the severity of the accidents however mentioned there was now not any hazard to the general public.

German newspaper Bild reported {that a} video had emerged displaying a knifeman attacking folks earlier than being shot by an armed officer.

“There is currently a major police operation on the market square in Mannheim,” native police mentioned in a press release.

“A rescue helicopter is also in use. No further information can be provided at this time.”

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