I wonder what this chaps particular issue was if he was indeed Egyptian?
VIENNA: A 26-year-old Austrian was shot dead outside the Iranian ambassador’s residence in Vienna after a knife attack on a soldier who was guarding the building, police said Monday.
The assailant, who police said was of Egyptian origin, “died on the spot” after the soldier opened fire, police spokesman Harald Soeros told AFP, saying the attack occurred just before midnight.
The local branch of the domestic intelligence and anti-terror agency was investigating the case. Police said the assailant’s apartment in Vienna was searched Monday, but there was no immediate sign of evidence that would point to a motive. Soeros said they had “not ruled out, nor confirmed” any terrorist motivation.
Investigators seized a computer and a cellphone, and said that it might take several days to finish combing through the data.
The incident took place in a residential neighborhood when the soldier was on duty at a security booth.
During the attack, the two men wrestled on the ground and the attacker stabbed the soldier “countless times,” Soeros told AFP, saying his life was saved by the security vest he was wearing.
He had initially tried to use pepper spray to immobilize his attacker but later used his gun, firing “at least four bullets,” Soeros said.
The soldier escaped relatively unscathed, with a wound to his upper arm for which he was treated in hospital.
Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache said the soldier had fired “in legitimate self-defense” and had acted “in an appropriate manner, saving his own life.”
The incident comes just days after two knife attacks in Vienna, including one that left a couple and their 17-year-old daughter with severe injuries.
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Man shot dead in knife attack outside Iranian embassy watch
- Thread Starter
- 13-03-2018 07:25
- 13-03-2018 14:44
Sounds like just a random attack without any motive, probably suffering from mental health.