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Knife attack on police officers
in Lauf an der Pegnitz

Richard Krauss

30. Juni 2024

Attack on police officers leads to fatal use of firearms
(Image: symbolic image)

GERMANY I LAUF AN DER PEGNITZ - June 30, 2024 : Today there was a serious incident in Lauf an der Pegnitz. A man attacked three police officers with a knife at the train station to the left of the Pegnitz. First he attacked a patrol car, then the officers. They used their firearms and fatally wounded the attacker. He succumbed to his injuries on the spot. The police officers remained unharmed.

Eyewitnesses reported a dramatic scenario: Three police officers surrounded a man who was lying on the ground not far from a bus stop. An officer aimed her weapon at the person lying on the ground. Numerous police cars and rescue workers with blue lights could be seen at the scene.

The Middle Franconia police asked the public to avoid the area around the train station via the short message service X (formerly Twitter).

However, there was no danger to the public. The emergency services cordoned off a large area of ​​the station and stopped train traffic.

The background to the attack is still unclear. The investigation is ongoing.

Source: Middle Franconia Police / BR

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