Two suspects are on the run after a shooting and knife attack in Cologne city centre, it is reported.
A man was seriously injured in the assault on Flandrishe Street this morning, according to the German newspaper, Koelner Express.
Reports say an axe was involved in the terrifying incident.
Four ‘well-dressed’ men were having an argument with the victim before they attacked him with the blade, witnesses claim.
The man, who is yet to be identified, was reportedly stabbed in the thigh, before trying to flee the scene in his Mercedes.