A serious rash of mental illness which forces men to randomly attack people in railway cars and other public locations like malls seems to be accelerating in Europe. The CDC has yet to respond.
A knife-wielding man attacked passengers early Tuesday on a train in western Austria, seriously wounding two, police said. The suspect was arrested.
The assault occurred near the village of Sulz, in westernmost Vorarlberg province. A police statement said that a 19-year old man suffered wounds to the stomach and back. The other victim, a 17-year old male, had a throat injury. Both were hospitalized.
The assault came three days after a man attacked passengers on a crowded Swiss train with a knife and burning liquid Saturday, in an assault that left him and one of his victims dead. In Austria, Vorarlberg police spokeswoman Elisabeth Engelhardt said police were searching for a motive as they questioned the man but "at this point there is no knowledge" of a copycat attack.
"We assume that the perpetrator is mentally confused," she said in an email.
As is the new usual, the report contains no eye witness reports, descriptions of the attack or descriptions of the attacker.