At least two people were killed and seven others injured in a rampage on a train in Germany today.
The attacker caused chaos when he lunged at terrified passengers aboard the Kiel-Hamburg train just before 3pm, throwing screaming commuters off the carriages as they tried to escape his attack.
The bloodbath ended when the suspect, a 33-year-old stateless Palestinian according to official sources, was attacked by police and arrested on a train platform in the town of Brokstedt.
A police spokesman said the investigation into the motive was focused on “all directions”, including possible extremism or mental health problems of the attacker.
Three of the seven injured passengers are in a serious condition after the attack, which the state interior minister Sabine Sütterlin-Waack condemned as a “terrible act against all humanity”.
Emergency services work at Brokstedt train station in Brokstedt, Germany on Wednesday
Two people were killed and several others injured after a man stabbed a train in Germany today. Pictured: The scene
Forensics workers are on duty on a platform of a regional train on Wednesday, police officers are standing opposite at Brokstedt station in Brokstedt, Germany
Sabine Sütterlin-Waack speaks to the media after an incident involving a knife attack occurred on a train between Kiel and Hamburg in Brokstedt
One passenger said people in his car panicked when three hysterical girls ran into their car and screamed that the attacker had stabbed people further down the train.
The attacker is believed to have fled the train when it stopped at the station and continued to stab people on the platform before being attacked by police officers, Bild reports.
The 33-year-old stabber has not been identified but is believed to be a Palestinian refugee from Gaza.
He is also in hospital and being treated under police guard after reportedly stabbing himself while attacking fellow passengers. The suspect was reportedly carrying a temporary residence permit during the attack.
Police and rescue workers work on a level crossing at Brokstedt train station in Brokstedt, Germany, on Wednesday
Police and forensic teams work at a level crossing near Brokstedt train station in Brokstedt, Germany, today after the knife attack
Forensic scientists are standing next to a train in which there was a knife attack at a train station in Brokstedt on January 25th, 2023
State Interior Minister Sabine Sütterlin-Waack condemned the attack as a “terrible act against humanity as a whole”.
“It’s terrible,” Sütterlin-Waack told NDR. “We are shocked and appalled that something like this has happened.
“It is clear to me that the terrible act is directed against all of humanity,” said the interior minister, adding: “The thoughts are with the families and relatives of the victims.”
Sütterlin-Waack is on his way to the scene of the crime “in close cooperation” to determine a motive.
There is a full-scale emergency response on site, with nine ambulances, three ambulances and rescue helicopters all on station treating the passengers.
Police have closed the station and forensic teams have been seen at the scene.
There is a full-scale emergency response on site, with nine ambulances, three ambulances and rescue helicopters all on station treating the passengers. The station was closed by the police
A coroner walks next to a train at a train station after an incident involving a knife attack occurred on a train between Kiel and Hamburg in Brokstedt, Germany, 25 January 2023
The police are investigating at the train station in Brokstedt, Deutsche Bahn said on Twitter, adding that some connections between Hamburg and Kiel had been canceled.
Germany has been hit by several deadly knife attacks in recent years, some by extremists, others by people with serious mental health problems.
A Syrian jihadist was sentenced to life in prison in May 2021 for stabbing a German and seriously injuring his partner in a homophobic attack in the eastern city of Dresden.
A German court in December sentenced a Syrian-born man to 14 years in prison for an Islamist knife attack on a train, in which he injured four passengers.
Last year, a German court committed a Somali man to a psychiatric hospital after he stabbed three people in Würzburg in 2021.
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