VIENNA (AP) — Authorities say a man who had previously tried to join the Islamic State group rampaged in Vienna armed with an automatic rifle and a fake explosive vest, fatally shooting four people before he was killed by police. Witnesses described dozens of screaming people fleeing the sounds of gunshots Monday night in a nightlife district crowded with revelers enjoying the last hours before a coronavirus lockdown. While the attack lasted just minutes, authorities said only on Tuesday afternoon that there was no indication of a second attacker. The suspect was identified as a young Austrian-North Macedonian dual citizen with a previous terror conviction for attempting to join the Islamic State group in Syria.
Posted at 12:14 AM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 13:47:02-05
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