One dead, 4 injured in Tehran subway brawl

One dead, 4 injured in Tehran subway brawl
# 15 July 2017 11:31 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran Police says it has shot an attacker in a subway station south of the Iranian capital after he started attacking people using a melee weapon, APA reported citing IRNA.

The security forces were engaged after the 40-year-old attacker assaulted people waiting in the Shahr-e Rey subway station, the police said in a statement on Saturday

When the attacker snubbed a police warning to surrender his weapon, he was shot in one leg.

The brawl originally started between the knife-wielding man and a cleric, also resulted in injuring of four bystanders.

The attacker has reportedly died on the way to the hospital.

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