One killed and one injured in German stabbing as attacker flees

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 19 August, 2017, 12:41am
UPDATED : Saturday, 19 August, 2017, 1:04am

One man was killed and another injured in a stabbing in the western German city of Wuppertal on Friday police said, adding that the attacker was still on the loose.

“We can confirm there has been a deadly crime. One man has died and another man is in hospital,” a police spokeswoman said.

The police said they were hunting for one or more assailants, but could not immediately provide more information about the circumstances of the attack.

The stabbing happened in the city’s Elberfeld area.

Also on Friday afternoon, several people were stabbed in the street in the Finnish city of Turku, with police shooting one suspect and warning several others could be at large.

The stabbing in Germany also comes a day after 14 people were killed in twin terror attacks in Spain.