Austrian Police Arrest Suspect Following Stabbing of Four People

© AFP 2022 / ALEXANDER KLEINA Police officer from the Austrian Police stands next to a police car, in the streets of Vienna, Austria on November 16, 2012
A Police officer from the Austrian Police stands next to a police car, in the streets of Vienna, Austria on November 16, 2012 - Sputnik International
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Austrian police have detained a suspect after the latter stabbed four people in the country's capital.

Austrian police have detained a 23-year-old man, suspected of stabbing attack that left a total of four people injured, Police spokesman Patrick Maierhofer said in a statement Thursday.

Two separate stabbing attacks occurred on Wednesday evening. In the first one, a 20-year-old man, reportedly a Chechen migrant was stabbed and brought to the hospital with life-threatening wounds.

Another one occurred in Praterstasse, a residential area by the Nestroyplatz metro station, next to Prater Park and just a few miles from Hofburg Castle.

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According to the police, a man attacked a family — a father, a mother and their 17-year-old daughter — with a knife, leaving them seriously injured.

The police are currently investigating, whether the suspect is responsible for both incidents. However, no further information about the identities of either the suspect or the victims has been given.

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