Four people hurt in stabbing near Frankfurt

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Four people were injured in a stabbing incident in the German city of Hanau on Tuesday evening, police said, adding that officers had detained two suspects.

German magazine Focus Online cited police as saying a group of five to seven men had attacked passers-by with knives. The magazine also said none of those injured was in a life-threatening condition.

Four people were taken to a clinic in Hanau, near the financial hub of Frankfurt in western Germany, with injuries including stab wounds, said the police in a statement.

One of the suspects who was detained was 23 years old, the other 29 years old, added police.

A police spokesman said the motive for the attacks was still unclear.

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