Two Finnish tourists were attacked last Saturday by an Australian man on a popular hiking route in southwestern Australia, Bibbulmun Track, reports the BBC.
The man and the Finnish hikers did not know each other, according to the 36-year-old attacker. first hit one of the Finns, a 33-year-old man with a terrain car before attacking him with a spade on foot.
The other Finn, a 33-year-old woman, managed to take the spade when the two men wrecked and the attacking man overpowered. Another hikers helped the Finns to keep the man in check until the police arrived.
Finns are now taken care of in hospitals. The motive for the attack is unknown.
Map of Bibbulmun Track.
"Not what we expect to see here "
The Australian was heard in court on Tuesday afternoon local time. The man said nothing while being prosecuted for an attempted crime against life.  Eng. Attempting to unlawfully kill ).
The man's trial is August 8.
A guide to Bibbulmun Track, Steve Sertis , told the BBC that he is shocked by the incident.
– It's a terrible and sudden event. It's definitely not what we would expect to see happening on Bibbulmun Track, says Sertis.
– In general, the hiking trail is a very safe place to stay and hike.  The article was updated 31.7 at 10:11 with information about the man's court hearing.