Three people were killed and six wounded in a stabbing attack in the German town of Wuerzburg on Friday, Bild newspaper reported, adding police had stopped the suspected perpetrator with a shot to the leg.
Police said people had been killed and injured and that an attacker had been shot but did not give details.
The situation was now under control, police said.
A man armed with a long knife killed an unspecified number of people and injured others in the southern city of Wuerzburg Friday before being shot by police and arrested, German authorities said.
It was unclear how many people were killed or injured in a central part of the Bavarian city.
Videos posted on social media showed pedestrians surrounding the attacker and holding him at bay with chairs and sticks.
A woman who said she had witnessed the incident told German RTL television that the police then stepped in.
“He had a huge knife with him and was attacking people,” Julia Runze said. “And then many people tried to throw chairs or umbrellas or cellphones at him and stop him.”
“The police then approached him, and I think a shot was fired. You could hear that.”
Police in the German city of Wuerzburg has arrested a suspect after a knife attack that left ‘several’ injured and an unknown number dead.
A “major operation” saw the central area sealed off, police in Lower Franconia said.
Bild newspaper reported that three were dead.
Videos posted on social media showed a young man seemingly holding a knife being contained by men armed with cafe chairs and improvised weapons until police arrived.
“The attacker was overpowered after police used a firearm,” police said on Twitter. “There are no indications of a second suspect. There is no danger to the population.”