A Turk invader—born in Austria to legal immigrants—has been arrested after trying to run down pedestrians in Vienna in his vehicle while shouting Allahu Akbar.
The lone wolf attack took place on Thursday this week, and follows exact guidelines set by ISIS and al-Qaeda.
Despite the obvious nature of the attack, the controlled media and establishment in Austria has said that police are “still looking for a motive” for the attack.
The Kurier newspaper, for example, said that the attacker’s motive “could not be established as a matter of fact.”
The 21-year old Turk targeted pedestrians with his car in a copy-cat attack of the truck-attack in Nice. Fortunately, the intended victims in Vienna managed to jump out of the way in time, and no-one was hurt.
“He was obviously aiming at and trying to hit pedestrians,” police spokesman Thomas Keiblinger told Radio Wien. “Witnesses said that they heard him shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ out of the car window, which was open,” he added.
The incident happened at around 11:00 am in the district of Favoriten. According to Austrian media, the driver was born and lives in Vienna and “has a Turkish background.”
He was detained by police shortly after the incident. Keiblinger said he continued to shout “Allahu Akbar” as he was arrested.
Officers who searched his apartment and seized computers and mobile phones say they were attacked by his brother who was in the property at the time. He was also arrested and later released.