Hamburg attack: Man 'shouting Allahu Akbar' kills woman and injures five others in frenzied supermarket knife attack

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A knife-wielding man has killed a woman and injured five others in a frenzied attack in a Hamburg supermarket.

Police said a man entered the supermarket and stabbed a number of people at about 3pm local time on Friday.

“He struck out at customers without warning,” Heike Uhde, a police spokeswoman said.

According to German newspaper Bild, the man cried “Allahu Akbar” while he carried out the attack.


Police officers look on after the knife attack in a supermarket in Hamburg (REUTERS)

Police say a 26-year-old man born in the United Arab Emirates has been arrested. His nationality is not known at this stage.

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

A women, aged 50, died at the scene, police said.

Four men suffered stab injuries, while another person was injured trying to overcome the suspect. They were all rushed to hospital.

Bild published a picture of the alleged attacker in the back of a police car with a blood-soaked bag over his head.

Police said the attacker’s motive is unclear but he appears to have acted alone.

The incident happened in a branch of Edeka, Germany’s largest supermarket chain, in the Barmbek region in the north of the city.

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