One killed in stabbing in western Germany, attacker on the run: Police

BERLIN (AFP) - One man was killed and another injured in a stabbing in the western German city of Wuppertal on Friday (Aug 18) police said, adding that the attacker was still on the loose.

"We can confirm there has been a deadly crime. One man has died and another man is in hospital," a police spokeswoman told AFP.

The police said they were hunting for one or more assailants, but could not immediately provide more information about the circumstances of the attack.

The stabbing happened at around 1245 GMT (8.45pm Singapore time) in the city's Elberfeld area.

Also on Friday afternoon, several people were stabbed in the street in the Finnish city of Turku, with police shooting one suspect and warning several others could be at large.

The stabbing in Germany also comes a day after 14 people were killed in twin terror attacks in Spain.