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Security questions after 3 die in UK knife attack

Jun 22, 2020 - 7:46 PM

The knife attack in a park in Reading, west of London, on Saturday evening, June 20, is the third in a year, and has again raised concern about the early release of offenders from prison

AFTERMATH. A police officers lays flowers, given by a member of the public, at an entrance of Forbury Gardens park in Reading, west of London, on June 22, 2020, the scene of the June 20 stabbing spree. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Terror checks intensified as London attack enters election fray

Dec 01, 2019 - 8:58 PM

Boris Johnson blames the previous Labour government for changing the law in 2008 to allow for the early release of prisoners

Armed police stand guard at Cannon Street station in central London, on November 29, 2019 after reports of shots being fired on London Bridge. - The Metropolitan Police on Friday said several people were injured and a man was held after a stabbing near London Bridge in the centre of the British capital. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

3 wounded in stabbing in shopping street in The Hague – Dutch police

Nov 30, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Police says they are looking for a 'slightly dark-skinned man' aged between 40 and 50 wearing a black top, scarf and grey jogging bottoms

KNIFE ATTACK. Police arrive at the Grote Marktstraat, one of the main shopping streets in the centre of the Dutch city of The Hague, after several people were wounded in a stabbing incident on November 29, 2019. Photo by Sem Van der Wal/ANP/AFP

Pro-Beijing politician wounded in Hong Kong knife attack

Nov 06, 2019 - 12:10 PM

A police source, who declined to be named, says Junius Ho received a stab wound to the left side of his chest. The attacker is arrested.

JUNIUS HO. Pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho (centre L) and pro-democracy lawmakers argue before a demonstration of Hong Kong Police's new water cannon equipped vehicle at the Police Tactical Unit compound in Hong Kong on August 12, 2019. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Hong Kong democracy activist injured in knife attack

Oct 20, 2019 - 10:50 AM

A 19-year-old protester is knifed near one of the so-called 'Lennon Walls' that have sprung up around the city during the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong

CLASH. Hong Kong police detain a protester during demonstrations in the Wanchai district in Hong Kong on October 1 as the city observes the National Day holiday to mark the 70th anniversary of communist China's founding. File photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Indonesia arrests two dozen after minister attack

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:13 AM

The world's biggest Muslim majority nation is on high alert ahead of President Joko Widodo’s second-term inauguration on Sunday, October 20, with some 27,000 troops expected to be deployed in the capital Jakarta

(FILES) This file photo taken on July 27, 2016 shows then-newly appointed Indonesian Security Minister Wiranto posing for photographers prior to an inauguration ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta. Indonesia's chief security minister Wiranto suffered "two deep wounds" in his stomach after he was stabbed by a suspected militant on October 10, 2019, according to police and a hospital spokesman, adding that a local police chief was also injured. ADEK BERRY / AFP

French police hold 5 over deadly knife attack

Oct 14, 2019 - 3:43 PM

One of those detained is an imam who preached at a mosque the attacker attended in Gonesse, who is on France's 'Fiche S' list of potential security risks, a source says

HONORING THE VICTIMS. In this file photo taken on October 8, 2019, police officers hold the coffins of their fallen colleagues during a ceremony at the Prefecture de Police de Paris in Paris, held to pay respects to the victims of an attack at the prefecture on October 4, 2019. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

11 wounded in central China knife attack

Feb 21, 2019 - 1:10 PM

While none of the injuries were life-threatening, those attacked include auxiliary police and students

UK police probe Manchester knifings as 'terrorist' attack

Jan 01, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The suspect reportedly shouts 'Allah' during what Hopkins called a 'horrific attack' on 3 people, including a police officer, at Manchester Victoria station

STABBING. Police officers stand near a cordon at Manchester Victoria Station, in Manchester on January 1, 2019, following a stabbing on December 31, 2018. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Hong Kong police shoot knifeman in subway station

Nov 07, 2018 - 6:37 PM

A Hong Kong policewoman shoots a knife-wielding man inside the crowded Sham Shui Po subway station

POLICE ZONE. A policeman stands guard inside a cordoned area in Sham Shui Po MTR underground station in Hong Kong on November 7, 2018, after police shot a knifeman when he tried to attack them, according to officials. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Knife attacker wounds 14 children in Chinese kindergarten

Oct 26, 2018 - 7:10 PM

A 39-year-old woman uses a kitchen knife to slash students while they were returning to the classroom after morning exercises in Chongqing city

7 wounded in Paris knife attack, including British, Egyptian tourists

Sep 10, 2018 - 8:02 PM

(UPDATED) Though the suspect targeted foreigners, 'nothing at this stage suggests a terrorist attack,' a source close to the inquiry says

KNIFE ATTACK. French police are on the scene where a man attacked and injured people with a knife in the streets of Paris in the 19th arrondissement on September 9, 2018. Photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

Knife attack set to boost Bolsonaro's Brazil presidential bid

Sep 08, 2018 - 9:44 AM

Right-wing Brazilian election front-runner Jair Bolsonaro leads the presidential race against jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva after surviving a knife attack by an activist

epa04149938 Legislator Jair Bolsonaro, who supports the dictatorship, participates in a session held at Chamber of Legislators in Brasilia, Brazil, 01 April 2014. Brazilian Chamber of Legislators abruptly stoped the session in rejection of the 50 year anniversary of the military coup at the moment that Bolsonaro wanted to start his speech. Members of Parliament jeered at him and turned their backs in way of protest. EPA/FERNANDO BIZERRA JR.

2 U.S. citizens hurt in Dutch knife attack as police probe terror link

Sep 01, 2018 - 7:02 PM

A preliminary investigation reveals that the assailant did not know his victims and that he did not specifically target them – suggesting a random attack

ON ALERT. Security officials stand alert at The Central Railway Station in Amsterdam on August 31, 2018, after two people were hurt in a stabbing incident. Photo by Germain Moyon/AFP

2 hurt in Amsterdam station stabbing, attacker shot by police

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:31 PM

The two wounded people and the knife-wielding suspect are taken to the hospital, Amsterdam police say, although their condition was not revealed

STABBING. Security officials stand alert at The Central Railway Station in Amsterdam on August 31, 2018, after two people were hurt in a stabbing incident. Photo by Germain Moyon/AFP

Knifeman kills mother and sister near Paris

Aug 23, 2018 - 5:26 PM

(UPDATED) The man, who police said had been on a terror watch list since 2016, is later shot and killed after confronting police in Trappes.

KNIFE ATTACK IN TRAPPES. A French police official stands alert at a cordoned-off road in Trappes, south-west of Paris on August 23, 2018, following a knife attack.  Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Spain knife attacker was gay and suicidal, says wife – reports

Aug 21, 2018 - 5:44 PM

Spanish media report the attacker's wife said he had told her two months ago that he was homosexual and wanted to commit suicide

KNIFE ATTACKER'S DEATH. The body of a man who tried to attack a police station is carried out of the premises in Cornella near the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona on August 20, 2018. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Spanish police treating knife assault as 'terrorist attack'

Aug 20, 2018 - 9:48 PM

Police say the man invoked the name of Allah during the assault

KNIFE ATTACK. Special police forces prepare to raid the apartment building of a man who tried to attack a police station in Cornella near the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona on August 20, 2018. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Knife attacker on Germany bus arrested, 9 injured

Jul 20, 2018 - 11:20 PM

(UPDATED) The suspect is due to appear before a judge on Saturday, July 21

KNIFE ATTACK. Passengers of a public service bus receive medical treatment in Kuecknitz near Luebeck northern Germany, after several people were injured in the bus in an assault by a man wielding a knife on July 20, 2018. Photo by dpa/AFP

Bloody-faced knifeman: 15 minutes of deadly terror in Paris

May 14, 2018 - 12:51 AM

Officials say the attacker did not have a criminal record, but was on watchlists for suspected radicalists who could pose a terror threat, and had been questioned by investigators just last year

Suspect admits to Vienna knife attacks – police

Mar 08, 2018 - 11:44 PM

The suspect, an Afghan national, blames his 'aggressive feeling and rage about his life situation' for the stabbings, according to police spokesman Patrick Maierhofer.

5 dead in Pasay City stabbing incident

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:14 PM

UPDATED The suspect kills his girlfriend and attacks a number of others killing 4 others and injuring 4 more

Finnish court places main stabbing suspect in custody

Aug 22, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The suspect is identified as 18 year old Moroccan citizen Abderrahman Mechkah an asylum seeker who arrived in Finland in early 2016

KNIFE ATTACK SUSPECT. A tv set in Southwest Finland District Court in Turku, Finland on August 22, 2017 shows the main suspect in the Finnish stabbing attack, Abderrahman Mechkah lying in a hospital bed. Photo by Martti Kainulainen / Lehtikuva / AFP

7 hurt in Russia knife attack, terror 'not main angle'

Aug 19, 2017 - 10:27 PM

The incident takes place on Saturday morning August 19 in the city of Surgut where the man carried out attacks on passers by causing stab wounds says Russia s Investigative Committee which probes major crimes

Finland stabbing was terror attack, police ID suspect as Moroccan

Aug 19, 2017 - 6:06 PM

We have now 6 suspects in custody the main suspect and 5 others authorities say

SUSPECT. Police officers detain the suspect who was shot in the leg, in the Finnish city of Turku where several people were stabbed, on August 18, 2017. Photo by Kirsi Kanerva / AFP

Two dead, 6 injured in Finland stabbing spree

Aug 19, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The identity of the perpetrator has not yet been established according to Finnish authorities

KNIFE ATTACK. Rescue personnel have cordoned off the area at the Turku Market Square in the Finnish city of Turku where several people were stabbed on August 18, 2017. Photo by Roni Lehti/AFP

Western Germany stabbing kills 1, attacker on the run – police

Aug 19, 2017 - 12:07 AM

The police say they are hunting for one or more assailants but could not immediately provide more information about the circumstances of the attack

1 dead, 8 injured in Finland stabbing spree – hospital

Aug 18, 2017 - 11:05 PM

UPDATED Police shot the suspected perpetrator in the legs police write on Twitter The person has been arrested We recommend that people avoid central Turku

UNDER GUARD. Armed Finnish policemen on guard at the Helsinki airport on August 18, 2017. Photo by Vesa Moilanen / Lehtikuva / AFP

Hamburg knife attack stokes refugee debate as German vote nears

Jul 28, 2017 - 11:19 PM

4th UPDATE The attack had been motivated by hate Mayor Olaf Scholz says although he stops short of declaring it a terrorist incident

KNIFE ATTACK. Police cordon off the area around a supermarket in the northern German city of Hamburg, where a man killed one person and wounded several others in a knife attack, on July 28, 2017. Photo by Markus Scholz / dpa / AFP

Two Ukrainian women killed in Egypt beach resort attack

Jul 14, 2017 - 11:19 PM

UPDATED The assailant has been arrested and is being questioned to determine his motives the ministry says in a statement

Teen admits killing U.S. tourist in London knife attack

Feb 06, 2017 - 11:30 PM

At the hearing the court hears how the suspect was suffering from an acute episode of paranoid schizophrenia at the time with prosecutor Mark Heywood saying he accepted Bulhan s plea

LONDON KNIFE ATTACK TRIAL. The front of Westminster Magistrates Court is pictured, in central London on August 6, 2016. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

11 children wounded in China kindergarten knife attack

Jan 04, 2017 - 10:53 PM

Three children are seriously injured and have been sent to hospital for treatment according to Xinhua The man is in police custody

Indonesian man stabs kids, dies in hands of angry mob

Dec 13, 2016 - 9:34 PM

Hundreds of locals furious at news of the attack rush to the station where the attacker was in forcing their way past police and into the cell where the man was held

Knifeman attacks Brussels police

Sep 07, 2016 - 11:02 PM

Body armor protects the police leaving them unhurt by the knife wielding assailant

Man charged with US tourist murder after London knife attack

Aug 06, 2016 - 7:31 AM

19 year old Zakaria Bulhan would appear at Westminster Magistrates Court in London for an initial hearing on Saturday police says

Armed police personnel patrol in London's Trafalgar Square on August 4, 2016, following an overnight knife attack in Russell Square in which one woman was killed and 5 others injured. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

One dead, several injured in London mass stabbing

Aug 04, 2016 - 9:09 AM

UPDATED London Metropolitan Police: Terrorism is one possibility being explored at this stage

SECURED. Police officers guard the scene where one women died and several were injured in a suspected knife attack in Russell Square, Central London, Britain, August 4, 2016. Will Oliver/EPA

Chinese court upholds death sentences in Kunming attack

Oct 31, 2014 - 3:48 PM

Though the Xinhua news agency only mentions Hasayn Muhammad s appeal it says that the court upheld the sentences of the other two men as well

AFTER THE KNIFE ATTACK. This picture taken on March 2, 2014 shows a police (R) stand guarding as Chinese mourners light candles at the scene of the terror attack at the main train station in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Photo by AFP

Man stabs 4 school kids to death in southern China

Sep 26, 2014 - 2:14 PM

A 56 year old man surnamed Shi rode a red motorised trishaw while stabbing the children

Four killed, 21 wounded in Taiwan subway stabbing spree

May 21, 2014 - 10:19 PM

A 21 year old college student is immediately arrested after the incident the first fatal attack on the city s subway system since it began operations in 1996