Knifeman stabs three leaving one with ‘life threatening injuries’ in brutal rampage through German town
- The man was said to have been armed with a ‘kitchen knife’ as he stabbed three
- One person was said to have received ‘life-threatening injuries’ in the attack
- Police have cordoned off the square in Ravensburg and arrested the suspect
A knifeman has gone on a brutal stabbing rampage through a German town – leaving three people injured.
One of the victims was said to have received ‘life-threatening injuries’ in the attack in Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg, although the condition of the other two victims has not yet been revealed.
Paramedics responded to injured people in several places around the town center as the knifeman ran through the streets reportedly armed with a ‘kitchen knife’.
Police have now reportedly cordoned off the main square in Ravensburg and arrested the suspect
During the stabbing frenzy, which took place at around 4pm in the small market town, pedestrians fled into shops as they scrambled to get out of the attacker’s way.
One of the victims was said to have been a man eating at a local restaurant with his family who tried to fight off the attacker with a chair.
Local website Schwaebische.de said he suffered cuts to his back and arm during the struggle.
Police later confirmed the suspect has been arrested and the area around the town’s main square has been cordoned off as they deal with the wounded.
The town of Ravensburg has a population of 50,393 and is located in the Baden-Württemberg district
Victims of the rampage were found in several locations around the town center as the knifeman ran from place to place (file photo)