A man has injured five people of varying degrees on a street in Oberhausen, in western Germany.
The alleged attacker, who has been arrested shortly after, began to attack several people with a knife, at least five of whom have been admitted in serious condition to the hospital. Some are feared for their lives, according to the German press.
The attacker has also been injured and is hospitalized.
The event occurred around 7 in the afternoon and the police investigation is still open.
Last October, a far-right synagogue killed two people in an indiscriminate attack near the Halle synagogue in eastern Germany. The ultra recorded the attack and spread it through social networks.
Germany has suffered an increase in violent incidents by the far right since 2015.
Oberhausen is a quiet German town near Essen, known for being where the octopus Paul lived, who supposedly predicted the outcome of the German national team’s soccer matches during the South African World Cup.