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Poland Shopping Mall Attack Leaves 1 Dead, 7 Hurt

Police and firefighters' cars and trucks stand in front of the VIVO! shopping mall where a 27-year-old man attacked people with a knife killing one person and injuring several others in Stalowa Wola, southeastern Poland, on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Rafal Baran)

Poland Shopping Mall Attack Leaves 1 Dead, 7 Hurt

Friday, 20 October 2017 02:19 PM

A knife attack at a shopping mall in Poland on Friday left one person dead and seven others injured.

The attack took place Friday afternoon at a mall in the town of Stalowa Wola, according to Andrzej Wierszyna, a spokesman for the town's police. The alleged attacker was a 27-year-old Polish resident of the town, he told The Associated Press.

His weapon was a knife and a 50-year-old woman who was attacked at the mall died later in the hospital, the regional police spokeswoman in Rzeszow, Anna Klee, was quoted by the PAP news agency as saying.

"He was attacking people from behind, hitting them with the knife," Klee told PAP.

She said shoppers apprehended the attacker and handed him to police when they arrived.

A spokesman for Poland's national police said investigators don't yet know why the man attacked shoppers at the mall.

Police spokesman Mariusz Ciarka said the 27-year-old Polish man wasn't drunk when he attacked people at the VIVO! mall in his hometown in southern Poland, Stalowa Wola. He says blood tests are being done to determine if he was under the influence of drugs.

Ciarka says the suspect acted "irrationally" and his motives were not known. He had not been known to the police before the attack.

Eight people in all were taken to hospitals in Stalowa Wola, Tarnobrzeg and Sandomierz, most with serious wounds, Wierszyna said.

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