Knife attack in Hamburg supermarket leaves one person dead

Hamburg knife attack At least one dead in Germany

EXPRESSBREAKING NEWS At least one dead in knife attack in Hamburg

One person has been killed and several injured in a knife attack in a Hamburg supermarket, German police say.

"An offender has attacked and injured several people in a supermarket".

Germany is on high alert following a series of terror attacks in the country previous year.

The assailant was placed under arrest, police said, adding that it was too soon to speculate a motive.

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

Two eyewitnesses to the attack said the man shouted "Allahu Akbar" but police said they were unable to confirm the reports.

"Initial reports about robbery as a possible motive so far have not been confirmed", police said. Bystanders followed the suspect and alerted the police, who arrested the man shortly thereafter in a nearby street. Photos and videos showed a large number of emergency services, including a helicopter and heavily-armed police officers, at the scene.

The stabbing happened Friday afternoon local time at a supermarket in the Barmbek area to the north of the city.

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