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German knife attack: Three dead and five wounded in Würzburg


A man wielding a knife in the German city of Würzburg has killed three people and injured several others, according to local authorities.


Videos on social media showed the man armed with a large knife being confronted and subdued by passers-by.


The suspect, a Somali man aged 24, was shot in the thigh before being arrested.

Police said he had been violent and mentally unstable and had recently received psychiatric treatment


Police were alerted to the attack at around 17:00 local time (15:00 GMT), in the city centre's Barbarossa Square.


Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann told reporters that, of those who were injured, five were in serious condition and it was "not certain" if they would survive.

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