The incident happened when a 54-year-old Bosnian man with his two sons aged 22 and 23 went to a pub in in the Austrian city of Salzburg.
In the pub, the three Bosnians got into a fight with a 37-year-old Bosnian migrant, as well as 44-year-old Bosnian who has been living in Slovenia.
All five of them went outside to settle the score, where the 44-year-old is said to have taken out a Stanley knife and attacked the father and his two sons.
According to local media, the father had nearly his whole hand cut off in the attack, while his two sons suffered from numerous cuts to the upper body and in the face.
Local media reported that in the meantime, the 37-year-old Bosnian migrant from the Austrian town of Hallein fired several shots with his gas pistol.
Frightened witnesses called the police after the shots were fired. Cops immediately dispatched an armed response unit but by then the attackers had already fled, and the surrounding streets were completely closed off.
The 44-year-old Bosnian migrant who had run away into a local park was quickly caught hiding under a bush by police sniffer dogs. The knife that was used in the attack was also found in the bushes.
The 37-year-old Bosnian migrant from Hallein was caught sometime later.
At the crime scene, gas pistol ammunition was found, although the weapon itself has not been recovered. The two Bosnian men have been arrested.
The seriously injured father has undergone emergency surgery, while his sons have also been treated in the hospital for their wounds and were later released.
Story courtesy of Central European News