Polish police say nine people have been hospitalized in southeastern Poland after a 27-year-old man attacked them with a knife at a shopping mall.

Andrzej Wierszyna, spokesman for the police in the town of Stalowa Wola, said the attack took place Friday afternoon with a sharp tool. Police officer Anna Klee was quoted by the PAP news agency, says it was a knife.

The man has been detained.

Nine people have been taken to hospitals in Stalowa Wola, Tarnobrzeg and Sandomierz. Authorities say six of them have serious wounds.

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