Monday 12/6/21
KNIFE ATTACK

Man arrested in Egypt after beheading another in street

Videos of the killing were widely shared on social media, which also showed there were people nearby
01 November 2021, Egypt, Giza: Tourist walk in front of the Giza pyramids during the "Jump Like a Pharaoh" skydiving event. Photo: Gehad Hamdy/dpa.
Tourists walk in front of the Giza pyramids. Photo: Gehad Hamdy/dpa.

A man was arrested after beheading another person in broad daylight on a street in the Egyptian city of Ismailia, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.

Videos of the killing were widely shared on social media, which also showed there were people nearby.

Screams can be be heard on the video.

The ministry said the killer was "psychologically unstable." He attacked a man and cut his head off with a large knife and was saying incomprehensible words.

He worked at a furniture shop owned by the victim's brother and was previously treated for drug addiction at a rehabilitation facility, the ministry added in a statement on Monday.

Two people injured

The prosecutor ordered a rapid investigation into the incident. A team went to Ismailia, north-east of the capital Cairo, to investigate the scene and the dead body.

The attack also left two people injured, the prosecutor said.

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