Just recently, police officers in Vienna, Austria arrested an unidentified 23-year-old Afghan asylum seeker who may have been living in the country illegally after he reportedly attacked four people during a stabbing spree. Shockingly, while in custody, he blamed his drug addiction and being in a “bad mood” for his behavior.
According to reports, in the first attack, “a 67-year-old Viennese dentist, his 56-year-old wife, and 17-year-old daughter were stabbed outside a Japanese restaurant.”
As of now, the wife and daughter are in stable condition but “the dentist is still fighting for his life.” When asked what motivated the attack, the assailant reportedly told police that he was in a “bad mood.”
After lashing out at the dentist and his family, the Afghan immigrant then headed toward a nearby train station and “attacked a 20-year-old Chechen migrant in front of a snack bar, stabbing him.”
Unlike the other incident, though, he blamed this attack, which left the Chechen seriously injured, on his drug addiction.
Fortunately, police officers were able to track down the violent refugee a short time later and took him into custody. At the time of his arrest, he had two knives in his possession.
Disturbingly, this is not the only knife violent knife attack to recently occur. Earlier this month, Abu Marwan, a 41-year-old German migrant from Syria, was also arrested by local law enforcement officials after he allegedly stabbed his 37-year-old wife “four or five times in the neck.” Apparently, he killed her because “she wanted to marry another Lebanese man after divorcing him.”
After killing her, Marwan then took one of their three children and fled toward a nearby train station. While on the way to the train station, he decided to record a live video of himself and his son on Facebook.
“I went to my wife,” began Marwan, who can be seen covered in blood, in the video.
“I tried to fix things and she kicked me out, so I stabbed her,” he continued.
“I stabbed her with the knife 3 or 4 times. If she died or did not die I don’t know,” added Marwan, noting, “all of you women out there that’s what you get for cheating on your husbands.”
According to reports, the second one of the couple’s children were also present at the time. Upon witnessing the horrific killing, she promptly dialed 911 and alerted the police.
After receiving the call, several officers rushed to the station where Marwan was headed and intercepted him. He was then subsequently arrested in the station’s forecourt. The officers also handed the couple’s three children over to youth services.
Following Marwan’s arrest, Dr. Bernhard Ebinger, the senior prosecutor in the case, released a statement providing the public with more information about the incident.
“[On] Friday afternoon, a 41-year-old Syrian in an apartment in Mühlacker killed his 37-year-old wife and first fled with one of their sons on foot. The minor in the apartment, the remaining daughter, communicated to police at 4.30 P.M. what had occurred. A large contingent of police went after the fugitive offender and was able to catch him in Mühlacker a short time later. He remains under arrest,” explained Ebinger.
And several days prior to that, Jeffrey Yao, a 23-year-old unhinged supporter of Palestine who was reportedly “known to police,” was also arrested by police officers with the Winchester Police Department and charged with “murder and armed assault with intent to murder” after he reportedly barged into the Winchester Public Library and repeatedly stabbed 22-year-old Deane Kenny Stryker with a 10-inch knife in the neck, back, and head.
According to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, after being stabbed by Yao, Stryker made her way toward the exit but collapsed before making it out.
Upon seeing the severely injured woman fall to the floor, an unidentified 77-year-old man promptly rushed over to help.
But, as he tended to Stryker, Yao approached and proceeded to attack the elderly bystander, who ended up sustaining non-life-threatening injuries.
Shortly after the attack started, local officers arrived and took Yao into custody. They also tended to the victims until the paramedics arrived.
As of now, investigators are still trying to determine what the motive was for the attack. Disturbingly, though, it has since been revealed that the police were apparently warned about Yao, whose Facebook page is “filled with pro-Palestine, anti-Semitic, and anti-Trump posts,” in the past.
Harming or killing another human being is undoubtedly one of the worst things a person can do. Hopefully, the Afghan refugee, Marwan, and Yao are all punished as harshly as possible to help deter others from doing something similar in the future.
On top of that, incidents like these also underscore the importance of the ownership. This is because if any of the victims were armed with a firearm, then they could have possibly stopped their attacker before they were harmed or killed.