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Moment knifeman who killed 3 & injured 6 is fought off by brave German citizens before arrest during street rampage


THIS is the moment courageous citizens tried to stop a murderous rampage through the streets of Wurzberg in Germany on Friday.

A whole crowd of people gather grabbing sticks and chairs to throw at the murderer in a bid to stop the onslaught.

Police have arrested one man and are not looking for anyone else

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Police have arrested one man and are not looking for anyone elseCredit: Twitter
Six are reported injured and three dead

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Six are reported injured and three deadCredit: Twitter
Emergency services rushed to the scene

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Emergency services rushed to the scene
Passersby grabs chairs to try and throw at him in a bid to stop the rampage

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Passersby grabs chairs to try and throw at him in a bid to stop the rampageCredit: Twitter
A man, top left, tries to hit the attacker with a long stick as he cowers around a corner

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A man, top left, tries to hit the attacker with a long stick as he cowers around a corner
Police launched a "major operation" after the attack

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Police launched a “major operation” after the attack
Ambulance on the scene treating stab victims

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Ambulance on the scene treating stab victimsCredit: Associated Press

A man with a long stick hits the knifeman from around the corner, with him hitting back.

But after cowering around a shop corner , a mob of around 20 chase after him down a side street.

Moments later, a police car eventually swoops in where he is stopped with a shot to the leg, arrested and put in custody.

The man began his bloody rampage around 5pm on Friday, stabbing three to death and injuring six others, who are in a critical condition.

Shocking video shared online showed the crazed assailant moments earlier swinging a large blade through a crowd of bystanders.

The alleged attacker is seen barefoot and is wearing a beige pullover and brown trousers.

Terrified onlookers scream and shout as he lunges at passersby with the blade.

A man shouts: “He has just stabbed a woman.”

According to BILD, the attacker first asked a shop assistant for a knife in a Wooloworth department store before grabbing one and starting a killing spree.

He then ran into a bank and onto the street where witnesses say he stabbed people at random but mostly women, and a young boy, according to German authorities.

Nine more, many of which bravely tried to stop the rampage, have less severe injuries.

One witness told Bild they heard the perpetrator shout “Allahu Akbar” during the act.

Investigators say the man had no terrorist links.

Police said they launched a “major operation” and urged people to stay away from the town centre.

“Operation in Würzburg. Parts around Barbarossaplatz are closed. Please avoid this area,” German law enforcement wrote in a tweet shortly after the stabbings began.

Bavaria’s Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said that the attacker was a Somali national who has lived in Wurzburg since 2015.

The angry mob chase after him moments before police arrive

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The angry mob chase after him moments before police arrive
The mob lead the police car down a side street where he is arrested

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The mob lead the police car down a side street where he is arrestedCredit: Twitter
Police have cordoned off an area of the in the city centre

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Police have cordoned off an area of the in the city centreCredit: Associated Press
The incident unfolded in a square in Wurzburg, Bavaria

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The incident unfolded in a square in Wurzburg, BavariaCredit: Twitter
Flowers and candles in tribute to the victims of a deadly attack are seen on the street as police secures the city center in Wuerzburg

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Flowers and candles in tribute to the victims of a deadly attack are seen on the street as police secures the city center in WuerzburgCredit: Associated Press

The 24-year-old was known to the police according to Herrmann: “He is known to police and was forcibly committed to psychiatric treatment. 

“In the case of the seriously injured, it’s not certain that they will all survive.”

The minister also confirmed a little boy was among those injured.

Police are not looking for anyone else and say there is no longer a risk to the public.

Markus Söder, the leader of the Bavarian government, called the incident “terrible and shocking”.

“We mourn with the victims and their families. We fear and hope with the injured,” he tweeted.

“It is terrible what happened there. Respect to everyone who has shown moral courage and to our great rescue workers, whom we can rely on in every situation,” added another minister.





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