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Knife attacker shot dead outside Iran ambassador's Vienna residence: police

Mar 12. 2018
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By Agence France-Presse
Vienna

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A 26-year-old Austrian was shot dead outside the Iranian ambassador's residence in Vienna on Sunday night after he attacked a guard with a knife, police said.

The assailant "died on the spot" after the guard opened fire, police spokesman Harald Moeser told AFP, adding that the attack took place just before midnight local time in a residential area.

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