Knife attack now in Russian city, eight wounded

Surgut, Aug 19 (IBNS) : Eight people were wounded in a knife attack in the Russian city of Surgut on Saturday, media reports said.

The man, who apparently stabbed passers-by on the street at random, was shot dead by police, the reports said.

“An unidentified man was stabbing people in the center of the Russian city of Surgut on Saturday,” Sputnik reports said citing the country’s Investigative Committee.

“On August 19, 2017, around 11:20 local time an unidentified man armed with a knife, was moving along the central streets in the city of Surgut and attacking passers-by. He injured eight people. All the victims were hospitalized with wounds of different severity,” said the Investigative Committee.

The injured have been taken to hospital, where two are in a critical condition. .

No motive behind the attack has been established yet.

The incident comes barely two days after the knife attack spree in Finland.

On Thursday, a motorist ploughed through a crowd in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring 120 others.

SOURCE: India BloomsNews Service