Hamburg attack LIVE updates: 1 killed, 4 injured in knife assault in supermarket, say reports

Hamburg attack LIVE updates: On their Twitter account, Hamburg police said one suspect had been arrested but they steered clear of attaching any motive to the attack.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 28, 2017 11:09 pm
Hamburg, germany, germany attack, Hamburg attack, Hamburg terror attack, Hamburg knife attack, world news, indian express news Security forces are seen after a knife attack in a supermarket in Hamburg, Germany, July 28, 2017. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

At least one person was killed and four others injured when an unidentified assailant attacked people with a knife in a supermarket in the city of Hamburg, Germany on Friday, BBC quoted German police as saying. On their Twitter account, Hamburg police said one suspect had been arrested but they steered clear of attaching any motive to the attack.

Hamburg attack LIVE updates (IST): 

11.00 pm: “We have no clear information as to the motive or the number of wounded,” Hamburg police said in a tweet. “It was definitely a lone attacker.”

10.30 pm: German newspaper, Bild, showed a picture of the alleged Hamburg attacker sitting in the back of a police car, his face concealed with a bloodied shroud.

10.00 pm: Police confirmed the attacker was acting alone and said he was overpowered by members of the public, BBC reported.

9.30 pm: 

9:02 pm: Speculation is rife in the German media saying the knife attack could likely have been part of a robbery attempt.

8:45 pm: The police has warned people to stay away from the area. The attack took place at a branch of Edeka, one of Germany’s largest supermarket chain.

8:40 pm: The attack took place in the Barmbek region situated in the northern part of the city, police said.

8:30 pm: German newspaper Bild said the attacker began striking shoppers before being apprehended by police.

Police have been on high alert in Germany since a spate of attacks on civilians last year, including a December attack on a Berlin Christmas market, when a hijacked truck ploughed into the crowds, killing 12 and injuring many more. Security has been a campaign issue ahead of the September 24 parliamentary elections, in which Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to win a fourth term in office.

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