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Knifeman shot dead outside home of Iran ambassador in Vienna...
thetimes.co.uk 12/03/2018 News

Keywords:#AFP, #Austrian, #Iran, #Iranian, #Vienna

A knifeman has been shot dead after attacking a soldier outside the home of the Iranian ambassador in Vienna.
Security was stepped up at diplomatic missions across the city as police said other people may have been involved in planning the attack late last night.
A soldier guarding the embassy in Vienna was stabbed repeatedly but tackled the attacker to the ground and tried to disarm him with pepper spray before opening fire.HANS PUNZ/AFP/GETTY

* * * A soldier guarding the building was stabbed repeatedly but tackled the attacker to the ground and tried to disarm him with pepper spray before opening fire.
“He was only saved by a stab-proof vest,” Harald Soros, a police spokesman, said. “They started a fight because the aggressor was too close and the soldier shot him at least four times with his handgun.”
The attacker, a 26-year-old Austrian, died at the scene. His motive is not yet clear.
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