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Muenster attacker was lone German with mental health problems – minister

Muenster attacker was lone German with mental health problems - ministerBy Elke Ahlswede MUENSTER, Germany (Reuters) – The man who drove a camper van into a group of people sitting outside a restaurant in the German city of Muenster on Saturday acted alone and appears to have had mental health problems, the regional interior minister said on Sunday. The man killed two people when he ploughed the vehicle into people seated at tables outside the Grosser Kiepenkerl eatery, a popular destination for tourists in the old town of the university city in western Germany. “We now know it was in all likelihood a lone perpetrator, a German,” Herbert Reul, interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, home to Muenster, told reporters.



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Austria: motives of Iran residence knife attacker a mystery

Austria: motives of Iran residence knife attacker a mysteryBERLIN (AP) — Austrian authorities searched the Vienna home Monday of a man who attacked a guard outside the Iranian ambassador's residence and was then fatally shot, but said they still have no information on his motives.



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Palestinian attacker dies after shot by Israeli soldiers: army

Palestinian attacker dies after shot by Israeli soldiers: armyA Palestinian died after attacking Israeli soldiers and being shot during clashes overnight in the occupied West Bank, the army said Thursday. Protests broke out when the Israeli army entered the Palestinian city of Jericho in a bid to arrest suspects. The man was identified by the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club as 33-year-old Yassin al-Saradeeh, from Jericho.



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Prosecutors: Keep Slender Man attacker in hospital 40 years

Prosecutors: Keep Slender Man attacker in hospital 40 yearsWAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors asked a judge Thursday to sentence a girl to 40 years in a mental hospital for stabbing a classmate in an attack she said was done to please the fictional horror character Slender Man.



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Attacker kills two women at Marseille railway station

Attacker kills two women at Marseille railway stationTwo women were stabbed to death and their assailant shot dead by soldiers in the southern French port city of Marseille on Sunday in what police sources described as a “likely terrorist act”.



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Woman sprayed at with acid in Marseille forgives attacker in Facebook post

Woman sprayed at with acid in Marseille forgives attacker in Facebook postA woman who, along with three friends, was sprayed at with acid while on holiday in Marseille, has posted a message of forgiveness on Facebook for her attacker. Courtney Siverling was targeted by “psychologically disturbed” attacker in Marseille’s main railway station yesterday in an attack which left two of her friends with facial burns. Although she was uninjured, she was treated for shock. The young woman wrote on Facebook: "Thank you so much to everyone who has reached out to see if I'm ok and/or has been praying for us. I did not receive any injuries from the attack in Marseille this morning and we are all safe. The French police and the U.S. Consulate have been wonderful and we are so thankful for that. "I pray that the attacker would be healed from her mental illness in the name of Jesus and receive the forgiveness and salvation that can only come from Him. "'This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.' Psalm 91:2". Michelle Krug, who was also targeted in the attack, asked for her Facebook friends to pray for the attacker. She wrote: "I want you all to know that my friends and I are doing okay. To fill in those who have not heard, three of my friends and I were attacked this morning at a Marseille train station by a woman suffering from a mental illness. She threw a weak solution of hydrochloric acid at us from a water bottle, which got in one of my eyes and one of my friend's eyes. We were all treated at a local hospital and are anticipating a quick recovery. "I ask that if you send thoughts and prayers our way, please consider thinking about/praying for our attacker so that she may receive the help she needs and deserves. Mental illness is not a choice and should not be villainized. "I'd like to thank the US Consulate, French police, and all of the wonderful people who helped us today and made us feel safe. "Looking forward to continuing this incredible opportunity to live and study in France!" What to do in an acid attack 01:20 The four women were Boston College juniors in their early 20s taking part in study abroad programmes, with three in the French capital and a fourth based in Copenhagen, Denmark. They were named by their university as Courtney Siverling, Charlotte Kaufman, Michelle Krug and Kelsey Kosten.    The director of the Boston College's Office of International Programs, Nick Gozik, said the women have been released from the hospital and "it appears that the students are fine, considering the circumstances". Police arrested a 41-year-old woman immediately after the attack at about 9am local time, judicial sources said. She was said to have a history of mental illness and a police record for theft. The victims, in their early 20s, were rushed to hospital and discharged later in the day. One suffered a partial loss of vision in one eye.  The assailant, who reportedly used a canister of cleaning fluid containing hydrochloric acid, told detectives that she herself had been attacked with acid when she was younger. She stayed in the station after the attack and showed photographs of herself with burns, La Provence newspaper reported.    



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Attacker Had 4-Foot Sword Outside of Buckingham Palace

Attacker Had 4-Foot Sword Outside of Buckingham PalaceThe Metropolitan Police force said two London police officers were slightly injured



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Barcelona attacker stabbed man to death during escape: police

Barcelona attacker stabbed man to death during escape: policeBy Angus Berwick BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Spain asked the rest of Europe to join the hunt for a young man thought to have been the driver in last week’s deadly van attack in Barcelona as police said on Monday that he had also hijacked a car and killed its occupant during his escape. After driving at high speed into crowds on the city’s famous avenue Las Ramblas last Thursday, killing 13 people, the suspected Islamist militant fled on foot and then hijacked the car as it was being parked, stabbing the driver to death, police said. The suspect, Moroccan-born Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, then drove the hijacked car through a police checkpoint, police said.



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Passers-by flung chairs to stop Hamburg knife attacker

Passers-by flung chairs to stop Hamburg knife attackerPassers-by gave chase and used makeshift weapons to tackle a knife-wielding man who killed one person and injured six others at a Hamburg supermarket on Friday, witnesses of the chaotic scene said. “A crowd of about 30 people ran out of the supermarket. An amateur mobile phone video published by news site Spiegel Online showed a handful of pursuers confronting the attacker, a bearded man wearing a T-shirt and jeans, amid dense city traffic.



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From 'never aggressive' asylum seeker to Hamburg knife attacker

From 'never aggressive' asylum seeker to Hamburg knife attackerMuddy bootprints along the corridors marked the tell-tale signs of a massive police raid at an asylum seeker shelter in Hamburg, where the suspect who killed one and wounded six in a knife attack lived. “He was always helping other asylum seekers with their paperwork,” his neighbour, who gave his name only as Mohamed, told AFP.



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