Two people killed after a man stabbed passengers on a train in Germany | world news

Two people have been killed in a stabbing attack on a train in Germany, according to media reports.

A man stabbed several people on a train from Kiel to Hamburg, German news agency dpa reported.

Officers arrested a suspect shortly after the attack, which the Bild newspaper said happened as the train arrived at Brokstedt station in northern Germany.

A federal police spokesman in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein confirmed there had been a knife
attack with casualties, while police said an initial investigation indicated seven people were injured.

Schleswig-Holstein state interior minister Sabine Suetterlin-Waack later said two people were killed and five injured in the attack, which happened around 3 p.m. local time , reported dpa.

“It’s terrible,” Ms Suetterlin-Waack told German public broadcaster NDR. “We are shocked and horrified that something like this has happened.”

Brokstedt station was closed for several hours while regional police and federal police were on the scene, NDR reporting that the prosecutor’s office was investigating the attack.

Police have yet to release information about the suspect’s identity and said his possible motives are being investigated.


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