Austria: motives of Iran residence kn...

Austria: motives of Iran residence knife attacker a mystery

Mar 12, 2018 Read more: SFGate
BERLIN (AP) - Austrian police say they have no information yet on the motives of a man who attacked a guard outside the Iranian ambassador's residence in Vienna and was then fatally shot. Police said the guard, a 23-year-old Austrian soldier, first tried to deter the assailant in Sunday night's incident with pepper spray. After the attacker - a 26-year-old Austrian and Vienna resident - stabbed him, he fired several shots. The assailant died at the scene. The soldier sustained cuts to his right arm but was protected from more serious injuries by his stab-proof jacket. Police said Monday that the assailant's motives are "completely unclear" and the local branch of the domestic intelligence and anti-terror agency is looking into the case.

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