Several people were injured in a knife attack at the Hamm College in North Rhine-Westphalia, police said. It was reported that the perpetrator was arrested. The portal of the daily “Bild” reported that when the attacker entered the lecture hall and began attacking people sitting in the front row, he was overpowered by several students. He also said that four people were injured.
Police in Hamm (North Rhine-Westphalia) said on Friday that officers were operating at the university in the town. As explained, there was a knife attack. It was reported that several people were injured.
It was also assured that “strong police forces” had been involved and called for the avoidance of the area.
In another entry about the incident – already published by the Dortmund police – it was announced that it was she who took over the operational and investigative management of the events at the university. The services reported that the perpetrator was arrested and the situation was safe.
Media: students overpowered the attacker
The portal of the daily “Bild” wrote that the incident took place on Friday afternoon. As reported, 34-year-old Markus K. attacked several people with a knife – three women and one man. Four people were injured and one of them was very seriously injured.
“The fact that no one died here is due to the quick and courageous actions of a few students” – wrote the article’s auto. As he reported, they managed to overpower the attacker who, after entering the lecture hall, attacked the people sitting in the front row. The man was held by students until the arrival of the police.
Officers entered Markus K’s room. They searched for information
Police assume the cutthroat was acting alone. Early in the evening, officers of the anti-terrorist unit burst into Markus K.’s room in the dormitory near the university, looking for information about the reasons for the attack.
As reported by “Bild”, in the early evening the activities of the police and special forces were still taking place at the university, securing the scene.
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