German police: several dead in a knife attack in Würzburg

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German police said several people were killed and others injured in a knife attack on Friday in the Bavarian town of Würzburg,

They said the assailant was arrested after an officer used a gun on him. It is not known how many people were killed or injured.

Police spokeswoman Kerstin Kunick said police were alerted around 5 p.m. of a knife attack in Barbarossa Square in the center of town.

Police cars drive to the scene of an incident in Wuerzburg, Germany on Friday, June 25, 2021. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / dpa via AP)
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Police cars drive to the scene of an incident in Wuerzburg, Germany on Friday, June 25, 2021. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / dpa via AP)

Police said on Twitter that there was no danger to the public.

Police declined to immediately provide further information and urged social media users to refrain from speculation.

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Wuerzburg is a city of about 130,000 inhabitants in Bavaria, located between Munich and Frankfurt.

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