At a university in Hamm-Lippstadt, a man injured several people with a knife. The police announced this via Twitter. He was allegedly overpowered by students in a lecture hall and held until police arrived.

The 34-year-old man attacked several people with a knife and injured four people, some of them seriously. He was overpowered by students and held until police arrived and arrested him.

The four injured are three women and one man. One victim’s injuries were so serious that he had to be flown to a hospital by helicopter, the police spokesman said.

According to the “NW”, the perpetrator is said to have stabbed a woman in the chest with a knife in the lecture hall. She was taken away by helicopter. According to the police, she suffered serious injuries. An eyewitness told the medium: “He stumbled into our lecture hall and stabbed the first person who came.”

“The Hamm police have a larger operation in the area of ​​the Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences. Several people were injured with a knife. The culprit is safe. We are on site with strong police forces and ask you to avoid this area,” the police wrote on Twitter. In the course of the afternoon, the public prosecutor’s office took over the investigation.

The police were on a large scale on Friday afternoon, and special forces were also on site. However, one does not assume that there is still a danger on campus, said a police spokesman. The 34-year-old is probably a lone perpetrator. Whether he is or was a student at the university is just as unclear as the possible background to the attack.

According to initial findings, the man went into the university building around 3:30 p.m. and attacked people in the corridors. Then he headed for a larger lecture hall. According to “Bild” information, a police SEK is currently securing the university grounds.

The university opened the canteen to care for the shocked students. It’s about “catching the students in the best possible way,” said University Chancellor Sandra Schlösser to the “Westfälisches Anzeiger”. There are free drinks, pastors should look after the students.

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