German police say stabbing suspect born in UAE

The area where the attack happened.                     Image Google Maps

The area where the attack happened. Image Google Maps

Hamburg police have arrested a suspect after a reported knife attack in which one person was killed. In December a Tunisian asylum-seeker drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market, killing twelve and injuring 56, which motivated Germany lawmakers to tighten procedures on admitting refugees. Officers then arrested him.

Police said several people suffered stab wounds and one of the victims was fatally wounded.

They added that "initial reports about robbery as a possible motive so far have not been confirmed".

German police said the man is a 26-year-old born in the United Arab Emirates and there were no immediate indications of religious or political motive.

He fled the scene but was chased by witnesses who were able to restrain him nearby.

"#Barmbek: A criminal attacked several people in a supermarket & injured".

A video on its website showed a helicopter landed outside the supermarket with armed police in body armor patrolling the neighborhood.

The attack took place in a supermarket in the Barmbek district earlier today.

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