http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...fore-stabbing-passersby-in-graz-10333891.html At least three killed in Austria after man drives into crowd before 'stabbing passers-by' in Graz The man has been arrested after injuring at least 50 people LIZZIE DEARDEN Saturday 20 June 2015 934 PRINT A A A A seven-year-old boy is reportedly among the three people killed in Austria by a man who ploughed his car into crowds in the country’s second-largest city and then reportedly started stabbing people. A witness told the Wiener Zeitung newspaper that dead bodies were left lying face down in the street after the vehicle sped through the historical Herrengasse and Hauptplatz (main square) in Graz. Around 50 pedestrians were injured during the rampage and ORF television said the driver, reportedly a 26-year-old Austrian man of Bosnian heritage, had been arrested and the area sealed off.Blood could be seen on the pavement after people were run over in Graz earlier today ADVERTISING The broadcaster cited unnamed witnesses as saying the man drove his vehicle into the crowd apparently at random, sending people crashing into the windscreen and rolling over the bonnet. Police said that after the car was stopped, the driver jumped out and attacked passers-by with a knife before he could be subdued and arrested. The incident happened at around noon local time (11.00am BST), sending screaming shoppers running into shops for safety. A statement from the city council said: "At 12pm there was an appalling incident in the centre of Graz, which has caused major alarm and left the city deeply shaken. "A killer used his car as a weapon and deliberately ran people down on a rampage. The perpetrator is in custody."Paramedics treat a person at the scene where an SUV drove into pedestrians in the city center of Graz, Austria Herrengasse is Graz's main shopping street and the adjoining Hauptplatz is popular with tourists and diners making the most of the summer with its outdoor cafes and bars. A witness speaking to the Wiener Zeitung compared the sound of chairs and tables being knocked over by the speeding car to a "gunfight". Hermann Schützenhöfer, the governor of Styria state, called the driver "deranged". "There is no explanation, there is no excuse," he said according to Kleine Zeitung. The newspaper reported that police are not currently investigating terrorism as a motive and the suspect is believed to be suffering from mental illness.Paramedics at the scene where an SUV drove into pedestrians in the city center of Graz, Austria Wilhelm Krautwaschl, the Bishop of Graz, said he was deeply saddened by the attack. "Shocked about what happened, I pray for the victims and for those hurrying to help them," he wrote on Facebook. A memorial service for the victims is due to be held at the Grazer Stadtpfarrkirche at 6pm this afternoon. The 2015 Austrian Grand Prix is currently being held at the Spielberg Ring about 40 miles from Graz.