|Luxembourg amok case|
|Date|| March 1901|
In March 1901 a Luxembourgian supposedly killed seven people and wounded many others in Luxembourg. The man reportedly ran along a crowded street and struck down several children, shouting that he wanted to save them from the pain of living, until he was shot dead by the father of one of his victims.
The fact that apparently only a few American and Canadian newspapers reported about the crime, all of them printing almost verbatim the same article, while no trace of it could be found in European, including Luxembourgian newspapers, strongly suggests that the story was a hoax.
- ↑ Madman Ran Amuck, The Indiana Democrat (March 20, 1901)
- ↑ Madman kills seven children, The Indianapolis Sun (March 28, 1901)
- ↑ Killed seven little children to save them pain of living. Madman shot by victim's father, The Newark Advocate (March 28, 1901)
- ↑ Awful crime of a madman, Morning Telegram (March 29, 1901)
- ↑ Madman kills seven children, The Troy Daily Times (March 29, 1901)
- ↑ Madman kills 7 children, The Crawfordsville Daily News-Review (March 30, 1901)