knife Attack

Knife attacks in Lisbon: five victims in less than 24 hours

A taxi driver and four teenagers – one aged just 15 – were injured yesterday in two separate knife attacks in Lisbon.

The taxi driver, a 64-year-old man, was ‘brutally stabbed all over his body’, say reports but somehow managed to drive his cab to the home of his son who called the authorities.

The injured man was admitted to Lisbon’s Santa Maria hospital with injuries to his face, thorax, abdomen, hands, arms and legs, writes Correio da Manhã.

The attack happened at around 1.30 in the morning, in the Lumiar da Charneca area of the capital.

PSP police are investigating.

This incident, very much like the one that would follow hours later outside the Colombo shopping centre in the Benfica area of town, involved multiple assailants.

Say reports, the Colombo stabbing appears to be gang related.

The attackers remain at large, with PSP police investigating.

As to the injuries sustained, an 18-year-old was the worst hurt, with stab wounds to his shoulder.

[email protected]