Austria: Man rams car into crowd, jumps out and attacks with knife; 3 dead, dozens injured

Austria: Man rams car into crowd, jumps out and attacks with knife; 3 dead, dozens injured
Graz, Austria after car attack that left 3 dead. (Image: Twitter, ark2grz via Independent)

[Ed. – And yes, Bosnian means “Muslim.”]

A seven-year-old boy is reportedly among the three people killed in Austria by a man who ploughed his car into crowds in the country’s second-largest city and then reportedly started stabbing people.

A witness told the Wiener Zeitung newspaper that dead bodies were left lying face down in the road after the vehicle sped through streets near the the historical Herrengasse in Graz. …

More than 30 pedestrians, including three children, were hurt at several locations during the rampage and 10 victims were in hospital with serious injuries. One patient was in a critical condition on Saturday afternoon.

The driver, identified by police as a 26-year-old Austrian man of Bosnian heritage, has been arrested. He works as a professional driver and is married with two children.

Police are not currently investigating terrorism as a motive and the suspect is believed to be suffering from mental illness.

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