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Violent Interruption of Morning Shopping Leaves 2 Dead

Suspect carries out knife attack in town near Lyon, France, wounding others

(Newser) - A man wielding a knife attacked residents venturing out to shop in a town under lockdown south of the French city of Lyon Saturday, killing two people and wounding others, prosecutors say. The anti-terrorism prosecutor’s office tells the AP that the attack took place at 11am in a commercial... More »

Ex-German President's Son Stabbed to Death During Speech

Richard von Weizsaecker's son Fritz, 59, was killed at hospital where he was a head physician

(Newser) - The son of former German president Richard von Weizsaecker, one of the country's most popular leaders, was stabbed to death while giving a lecture at a Berlin hospital where he worked as a head physician, police said Wednesday. A 57-year-old German man is in custody after he leaped from... More »

Knife-Wielding Guy Badly Beaten in Hong Kong

He also bit the ear of district counselor Andrew Chiu

(Newser) - A knife-wielding man slashed several people and bit off part of the ear of a pro-democracy politician in Hong Kong on Sunday, as riot police stormed several malls to thwart protesters who have been demanding government reforms for nearly five months, the AP reports. The bloody attack erupted outside one... More »

4 Officers Stabbed to Death in Paris

Attack blamed on police employee at headquarters

(Newser) - A French police union official says four police officers have died in a knife attack carried out by an administrator at the Paris police headquarters, per the AP . The attacker was shot to death. Union official Loic Travers says the attack on Thursday appears to have begun in an office... More »

France: Stabbing Suspect 'Heard Voices' Telling Him to Kill

'Psychotic' suspect killed 1, injured 8 in Lyon

(Newser) - An Afghan man was in a "psychotic state" and on drugs during a stabbing in France that killed one person and injured eight others, but investigators haven't found any terrorist ties, a regional prosecutor said Sunday. A psychiatric evaluation of the man in custody for Saturday's attack... More »

UK Police Have Odd Strategy to Fight Domestic Violence

They bought knives with blunt tips for those in danger of being stabbed

(Newser) - Police in a county in England have bought 100 specially made, blunt-tip knives for the kitchens of residents who have been attacked or threatened with a knife. Nottinghamshire, like much of the country, is looking for ways to combat the increase in knife crime, inside and outside the home, the... More »

Stabbing Attack Leaves Dozen-Plus Kindergartners Injured

Woman arrested in China for rampage with kitchen knife

(Newser) - More than a dozen Chinese kindergartners were injured Friday morning after a woman with a kitchen knife attacked them at a school in Chongqing, the AP and BBC report. The suspect, identified only as a 39-year-old with the last name Liu, wandered onto school grounds at the Xinshiji Kindergarten as... More »

Boy, 8, Attacks 3 Kids at School With Knife

It's not clear why the 2nd-grader attacked

(Newser) - An 8-year-old student took a kitchen knife to a central Minnesota elementary school and randomly attacked three other children Monday, authorities said. Police Chief Perry Beise said the victims—aged 8, 9 and 13—suffered "superficial wounds" requiring stitches in the attack at Pleasantview Elementary in Sauk Rapids. No... More »

Teenagers With Knives Attack School in Russia

Twelve are wounded in Perm

(Newser) - At least 12 people are wounded after a knife attack on a school in the city of Perm in central Russia this morning. The New York Times reports that two masked teenagers—one a current student of the school and the other a former student—entered the back entrance of... More »

8 People, Including Child, Stabbed in Munich Knife Attack

Police have arrested a suspect

(Newser) - A man with a knife attacked eight people in Munich on Saturday and then fled, police said. The suspected assailant, a local German already known to police for theft and other offenses, was arrested a few hours later, the AP reports. No one was seriously hurt in the attack that... More »

Cops: Terror Attack in Canada Appears to Be by 'Lone Wolf'

Cop stabbed, 4 others injured after car chase; suspect in custody in Edmonton

(Newser) - A car and knife attack on a cop outside a football game and a high-speed chase that left four people injured appear to be the work of one suspected terrorist, Canadian authorities say. Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht said officers took the suspect, described as a 30-year-old Edmonton man, into... More »

Man With Knife Shot Dead in Brussels 'Terror Attack'

One soldier was injured

(Newser) - Belgian soldiers shot a man dead in downtown Brussels on Friday evening after he attacked the troops with a knife in what prosecutors described as a "terror attack," the AP reports. Spokesperson Esther Natus of the federal prosecutor's office, which handles terrorism investigations, said the man twice... More »

Buckingham Palace Locked Down After Knife Attack

Two police officers were injured and a man was arrested

(Newser) - Buckingham Palace was put on lockdown Friday after police say a man attacked officers with a knife, the Telegraph reports. The suspect was tackled by officers and arrested shortly after 8:30pm near the palace gates in London, with two officers suffering minor injuries in the scuffle. "I was... More »

5 Utah High-School Students Stabbed in Boys' Locker Room

A 16-year-old student is in custody

(Newser) - As a group of boys at a Utah high school changed into gym clothes for physical education class Tuesday morning, a straight-A student pulled out a knife in the locker room and stabbed five of his classmates, sending the injured running for their lives and covered in blood, police said.... More »

Police: Man Shot After Knife Attack at Mental Health Facility

The man blames the facility for ruining his life

(Newser) - Police officers shot an armed man inside a Pennsylvania mental health facility after he stabbed several people and put down his knife but refused to drop his gun while his victims were bleeding badly, authorities said. Seven people were taken to hospitals, including the man and at least four stabbing... More »

Swiss Train Attacker, Victim Die

34-year-old woman succumbs to injuries after Saturday attack

(Newser) - Swiss police say the man who attacked passengers aboard a train with a knife and burning liquid, killing one and wounding five others, has died of his own injuries. St. Gallen canton (state) police said the suspect, described only as a 27-year-old Swiss man from a neighboring state, had been... More »

US Woman Killed in London Mass Stabbing

5 others were injured; suspect arrested

(Newser) - A mass stabbing in a busy part of London late Wednesday has left an American woman dead and five other people injured. The attack occurred in Russell Square near the British Museum, and authorities have arrested a 19-year-old suspect identified only as a Norwegian national of Somali origin, reports the... More »

Man Stabs Woman, Her 3 Girls at French Alps Resort

The suspect was on vacation with his wife and children

(Newser) - Authorities in southern France have detained a Moroccan man they said stabbed a woman and her three daughters Tuesday at an Alps resort, the AP reports. Jean-Marc Duprat, a deputy mayor for the town of Laragne-Monteglin in the Hautes-Alpes region, says the mother and her girls, aged 8, 12, and... More »

ISIS Flag Found in Room of Train Attacker

Afghan migrant may have been 'self-radicalized'

(Newser) - Authorities say they've found an Islamic State flag in the home of the 17-year-old Afghan migrant shot dead Monday after slashing five people in Germany. The hand-painted flag was found in the teen's room in his foster home in Ochsenfurt, where he had only lived for two weeks,... More »

'I Lost My Temper': Suspect in Stabbing of Japan Pop Star

Mayu Tomita was reportedly stalked on social media by man who says she spurned gift

(Newser) - A young Japanese pop star remains in critical condition after a man attacked her with a knife on Saturday at a Tokyo event, reportedly because she may have spurned a gift from him, per the Japan Times . Mayu Tomita, 20, was said by Tokyo Metropolitan Police to have been stabbed... More »

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