Two people were killed and five injured in a knife attack on a regional train in northern Germany on Wednesday. This was expressed by the DPA agency with reference to Sabine Sütterlinová-Waacková, Minister of the Interior of the state of Schleswig-Holstein.
Shortly before 15:00 CET on a train from Kiel to Hamburg, a man attacked passengers as the train was approaching the station in the village of Brokstedt, according to police. The suspect was taken into custody by the police a short time later. Traffic on the line was stopped and the station was closed.
According to police, the attacker was a young man, probably between the ages of 20 and 30. According to preliminary checks, it was believed that he was not on an extremist watch list.
The DPA news agency also reported that the man was showing signs of mental illness, citing that security sources spoke off the record.
A large-scale emergency operation is underway at the station, with nine ambulances, three rescue helicopters and all medical personnel treating the passengers. According to the report of the Bild newspaper presenter, one of the injured is in danger of life.
An eyewitness told the KN-online server that people in the carriage panicked when three girls told other passengers that there was a man with a knife on the train. By that time, at least one woman had already been injured. When the train stopped at the station, people rushed off the train to reach safety.
“Absolutely terrible,” said Sütterlin-Waack at first. “We were shocked and appalled that something like this happened.”
Source: Seznam Zpravy
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