Muslim shouted about “Allah” while stabbing 4 in Vienna Attack, police stumped for motive

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.

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