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Luxembourg amok case
Date March 1901
Location(s) Luxembourg
Target(s) Children
Killed 7
Injured 2+

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.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

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.

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