Vienna knife attack leaves several seriously injured

Austrian police are searching for a lone assailant following assault near Prater park

A police officer passes by a forensic expert after  a knife attack on the streets of Vienna, Austria. Photograph: AP Photo/Ronald Zak

A police officer passes by a forensic expert after a knife attack on the streets of Vienna, Austria. Photograph: AP Photo/Ronald Zak

 

Three people were seriously injured in a knife attack in the Austrian capital Vienna on Wednesday evening, the Austrian Press Agency (APA) has quoted a police spokesman as saying.

Mass-circulation daily newspaper Oesterreich said the stabbings occurred in the Leopoldstadt district near Vienna’s famous Prater park. News website heute.at said the victims were a man and two women aged between 40 and 50.

The APA said police were searching for a lone assailant who had fled the scene, and that the motive for the attack was not known.

The police were not immediately available for comment. – Reuters