3 dead after Austria driver runs over, stabs pedestrians on famous street

GRAZ, Austria, June 20 (UPI) — A seven-year-old boy was among three people killed in Austria Saturday afternoon after a motorist randomly and deliberately ran over bystanders and stabbed several others, witnesses said.

Witnesses said the man drove erratically around the streets of Graz, Austria’s second-largest city, and appeared to plow into crowds at random. More than 30 pedestrians were hurt amid the carnage and at least ten ended up in the hospital with serious injuries. Several are listed in critical condition, BBC News reported Saturday.


The 26-year-old suspect did not stop the mayhem until he pulled up in his battered vehicle at a nearby police station, news reports said. The man was not immediately identified but police reportedly said he is a professional driver and is married with two children.

According to officials, three children were among those injured and one boy died. One witness told the Wiener Zeitung newspaper that…

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