At least three people are believed to have been killed in the attack which has taken place in the German city of Wurzburg. A “major operation” is currently underway in the city which is located in the north of Bavaria.
Meanwhile, dramatic footage has surfaced appearing to show a crowd of onlookers confronting a suspected knifeman.
Members of the public can be seen attempting to subdue the assailant with chairs and sticks.
The crowd is then shown chasing the knifeman through the streets as he attempts to flee the scene.
Moments later a German police car is seen racing to apprehend the suspect as bystanders direct the cops.