Hamburg Knife Attacker Kills One, Witnesses Say He Yelled 'Allahu Akbar'

One dead, several wounded in knife attack at German supermarket

One person has been stabbed to death and several others have been injured after an attack in Hamburg.

One alleged witness to the attack claimed that the man stabbed the customers and yelled "Allah u Ackbar!" immediately after the attack. Officers then arrested him.

In a press statement, a police spokesperson said that the suspect had entered the supermarket and suddenly began stabbing customers before fleeing the building.

Police said the attacker's motive is unclear but he appears to have acted alone.

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Police spokesman Timo Zill said authorities are investigating all options in the attack, which was carried out with a kitchen knife, the news agency dpa reported.

Earlier on May 21, at least 6 people were injured after a man attacked people with a knife and a bat at a park in Japan's Chiba prefecture, the police said. According to reports, while the perpetrator was arrested, the police are on the look out for another man near the scene of the attack.

Hamburg police confirmed that at least one person had been killed and several other people were injured.

Armed police have been pictured on the scene having cordoned off the area.

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