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Several injured after stabbing attack in German town

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Several people were injured in a stabbing attack in the western German town of Oberhausen on Thursday evening, Focus Online reported, adding that a suspect had been arrested.

Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung reported that several people had been taken to hospital with stab wounds.

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Later, a police spokesman for the nearby city of Essen said all five, including the attacker, had been treated in hospital and at least one sustained life-threatening injuries.

Five people were injured in the attack in what police said appeared to be a family dispute.