At least three killed in Austria after man drives into crowd before ‘stabbing passers-by’ in Graz

A seven-year-old boy is reportedly among the three people killed in Austria by a man who ploughed his car into crowds in the country’s second-largest city and then reportedly started stabbing people.

A witness told the Wiener Zeitung newspaper that dead bodies were left lying face down in the road after the vehicle sped through streets near the the historical Herrengasse in Graz.

The killing only stopped when the driver parked his battered car outside a police station.

More than 30 pedestrians, including three children, were hurt at several locations during the rampage and 10 victims were in hospital with serious injuries. One patient was in a critical condition on Saturday afternoon.

The driver, identified by police as a 26-year-old Austrian man of Bosnian heritage, has been arrested. He works as a professional driver and is married with two children.

h/t ZD & Suze

  • Brett_McS

    Bosnian? Going out a limb here in suggesting “car jihad”. Am I bad?

    • Maybe but the story does mention a domestic situation.

      • k1962

        Eh, it was another case of Sudden Jihad Syndrome.

      • Alain

        Dimes to doughnuts he is Muslim nevertheless, being Bosnian.

        • Observer

          How could you think the Religion of Pieces might have anything to do with this?

  • ericdondero

    He’s a refugee from Bosnia-Herzogovina.

    • Samuel

      It’s called “Former Yugoslav Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina”

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Great, this is how joojle gets the self driving cars on the road.

  • Gettingby

    I’m sure this event, like that of Dylann Roof’s, will produce thousands of hours of television coverage, thousands of articles, and a call to ban all cars.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Driving while Muslim.

    • Observer

      I suspect by the time it is too late, Europe may finally realize what the Israelis live with on a day by day basis.
      The Israelis have learned how to mitigate the problem with things like their border fences that in places become walls, while the Europeans only encourage the problem to get worse by inviting in more problems.

      • Hard Little Machine

        I suspect that Europeans are so craven they will welcome the sweet release of death

  • bob e

    cause is mental illness .. or lone wolfism .. 30 people just walkin’ about
    .. it is really to late ..

  • Clausewitz

    Hmm, Austria, definitely more of that Lutheran violence.