- Title: Hamburg mayor visits site of knife attack
- Date: 29th July 2017
- Summary: BARMBECK, GERMANY (JULY 29, 2017) (REUTERS) FLOWERS AND CANDLES ON STREET IN FRONT OF SUPERMARKET WHERE KNIFE ATTACK TOOK PLACE WOMAN LAYING A FLOWER FLOWERS AND CANDLES NEXT TO MESSAGE READING (German): "DEAR RELATIVES, WE ALL FEEL WITH YOU" WOMAN LOOKING AT FLOWERS WOMAN TALKING WITH POLICEMAN PEOPLE LOOKING BEHIND POLICE LINE HAMBURG MAYOR OLAF SCHOLZ STANDING IN FRONT OF FLOWERS JOURNALISTS SCHOLZ VISITING SUPERMARKET AND TALKING WITH EMPLOYEES (SOUNDBITE) (German) HAMBURG INTERIOR MINISTER, ANDY GROTE, SAYING: "The people who took care of the injured in the beginning, the supermarket employees that helped their colleagues and the people who followed the attacker through the streets and allowed the police to arrest him and actually, the whole environment here in Barmbeck, the people who stick together and support others, I think we can all take it as an example of how to stick together." PEOPLE OUTSIDE CLOSED SUPERMARKET
- Embargoed: 12th August 2017 14:58
- Keywords: Hamburg knife attack Germany Hamburg attack mayor attack scene Olaf Scholz knife attack
- Location: BARMBECK, GERMANY
- City: BARMBECK, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA0016RRRCQV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hamburg mayor Olaf Scholz on Saturday (July 29) visited the supermarket where a knife attacker killed one person and injured six others.
Prosecutors said earlier on Saturday the attacker pulled a 20-centimetre knife from a shelf at a supermarket on Friday (July 28) and stabbed three people inside and four outside before passers-by threw chairs and other objects at him, allowing police to arrest him.
Hamburg Interior Minister Andy Grote said the way the Hamburg district of Barmbeck had handled the attack should be an example to follow, after he visited the site with the city's mayor Olaf Scholz.
German police have been on high alert since a spate of attacks on civilians last year, including a December attack on a Berlin Christmas market, when a hijacked truck ploughed into crowds, killing 12 and injuring many more.
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