1 dead, 6 injured after knife attack at German supermarket

Markus Scholz

Police officers are securing evidence in front of the supermarket in Hamburg, Germany, Friday, July 28, 2017, where a man with a knife fatally stabbed one person and wounded four others as he fled, police said. He was then arrested. (Markus Scholz/dpa via AP)

BERLIN (AP) — A man armed with a kitchen knife fatally stabbed one person at a supermarket Friday in the northern German city of Hamburg and six others were injured as he fled, police said. He was overpowered and arrested.

The suspect is a 26-year-old who was born in the United Arab Emirates, police said, though they were still working to establish his nationality. Hamburg’s mayor said that the man had apparently sought shelter in Germany and that authorities had been unable to deport him because he had no papers.

The assailant entered the supermarket in Hamburg’s Barmbek district Friday afternoon and stabbed one man, who died at the scene. Police said the victim is believed to be a 50-year-old German.

After the assailant fled, he wounded a woman and four men with his knife before being overwhelmed by passers-by, police said. A fifth man was hurt while helping overpower the attacker, who was slightly injured, police said. Officers then arrested the assailant.

The wounded people, some of whom were seriously hurt, were taken to hospitals, authorities said.

Barmbek is in northeastern Hamburg, away from the downtown district.

Police said that they were “investigating in every direction.” The news agency dpa quoted two witnesses at a nearby…

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