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Police rule out terror motive in shopping centre knife attack

Police have ruled out terror or political motives in a fatal knife attack at a shopping mall in Poland that left one person dead and nine others injured.

Police chief Krzysztof Pobuta said the 27-year-old attacker was not able to explain his motives and was in an emotional state after he stabbed people in the back on Friday afternoon at a shopping centre in the south-eastern Polish town of Stalowa Wola.

Mr Pobuta said there's "no terrorist or ideological context for the attack, it is rather his poor psychological condition."

Police officer Anna Klee said the weapon was a knife, and that a 50-year-old woman had died in hospital.

"He was attacking people from behind, hitting them with the knife," she said.

Regional governor Ewa Leniart said four of the injured have undergone surgery and two of them are in critical condition. She said five women and four men between 50 and 18 were wounded.

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