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Austria: Manhunt underway following knife attack in Vienna March 7 /update 1

Manhunt underway following knife attack in Vienna’s Leopoldstadt; avoid the area

08 Mar 03:25 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 3/7/2018, 12:00 AM until 3/7/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Vienna). COUNTRY/REGION Vienna


At approximately 19:45 (local time) on Wednesday, March 7, a knife-wielding man reportedly stabbed three pedestrians in Vienna's Leopoldstadt neighborhood, near the entrance to the Nestroyplatz metro station. Following the attack, the suspect fled towards Praterstern, where a fourth person was also reportedly stabbed. Police officers have been deployed to the area and a search for the attacker in ongoing. Affected areas have reportedly been cordoned off, and Nestroyplatz metro station has been closed. Further details are still emerging.


Individuals in Vienna are advised to avoid the area, monitor the situation and remain vigilant.


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