An Afghan man has been arrested after four people were injured in two knife attacks in Vienna, Austria.
Three pedestrians were attacked at random by a man wielding a knife near the capital’s famous Prater Park at around 7.45pm local time.
Police say that the three victims hurt in the stabbing frenzy were a family, including a father, mother and their daughter, 17.
Then 30 minutes later, another person was seriously injured in a separate attack at Praterstern. A police spokesman confirmed all the victims were Austrian.
One eyewitness said the attack happened in front of a Japanese restaurant near the U1 Nestroyplatz station on the Praterstrasse. He claimed the male victim injured in the first attack suffered from a heart attack and that the attacker shouted ‘Allah, Allah’. This has not been confirmed by police.
Police remain unsure of a possible motive.