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One dead after man attacks several people at Hamburg supermarket

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Published: 29 July 2017 Saturday, 04:00  AM

One dead after man attacks several people at Hamburg supermarket

 

Bonn, 29 July (deutschenews24.de/dpa)- One person is dead after a man attacked several people with a knife at a Hamburg supermarket, police said Friday.

 

The suspected robber was attempting to flee a supermarket in the Hamburg district of Barmbek when he started randomly attacking bystanders, killing one, police said.

 

The suspect was apprehended shortly afterwards, police said, adding that the motive for the crime and the number of people injured could not yet be confirmed.

 

Mass circulation newspaper Bild said that authorities had triggered a terror alarm and carried a photo of a man with a blood-stained bag over his head sitting in the back of a police car.

 

Germany has been on high alert since a mass shooting in central Munich last summer and an Islamist truck attack at a Berlin Christmas market in December.

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