As of 04:00 (local time) on Thursday, March 8, Vienna police continue to seek the suspected assailant responsible for stabbing three people in the Leopoldstadt neighborhood on the evening of Wednesday, March 7. A different suspect was arrested for alleged involvement in a second stabbing that took place near Praterstern shortly afterward. The four victims were hospitalized following the attacks. Authorities have not yet determined if the two attacks are related.
At approximately 19:45 on March 7, a knife-wielding man stabbed three pedestrians in Leopoldstadt, near the entrance to the Nestroyplatz metro station. Following the attack, a fourth person was also stabbed near Praterstern. Nestroyplatz metro station was briefly closed during the initial investigation.
Individuals in Vienna are advised to monitor the situation and report any suspicious activities to the relevant authorities.