At least two people were killed and seven injured in a knife attack on a train in Germany today.
The attacker caused chaos when he executed terrified passengers on a train from Kiel to Hamburg shortly before 3 a.m., sending passengers down the carriages as they tried to escape his attack.
The bloodbath ended when the suspect, a 33-year-old stateless Palestinian man, was tackled and arrested by police on a station platform in the town of Brooksted, according to officials.
A police spokesman said the investigation into the motive was looking at ‘all directions’ including possible extremism or psychological issues on the part of the attacker.
Three of the seven passengers injured are in a critical condition following the attack, which Territorial Interior Minister Sabine Sutterlin-Walk condemned as ‘a horrific act against all humanity’.
Emergency services work Wednesday at Bruxstadt station in Bruxstadt, Germany.
Two people were killed and several injured in a knife attack on a train in Germany today. Image: Scenery
Forensic staff are on duty at the platform of a regional train at Bruxstadt station in Bruxstadt, Germany, Wednesday, with police officers standing in front.
Sabine Suterlin-Wack speaks to the media after a knife attack on a train traveling between Kiel and Hamburg in Bruckstadt, Germany.
A passenger said people in his train were terrified when three mysterious girls entered their carriage and screamed that the assailant had stabbed more people under the train.
The attacker is believed to have escaped from the train as it stopped at the station and continued to stab people on the platform before being tackled by police officers, reports said. blood.
The 33-year-old knife bearer has not been identified but is believed to be a Palestinian refugee from Gaza.
He is also under police guard in hospital after allegedly stabbing himself during an attack on fellow passengers. The suspect reportedly had a temporary residence permit at the time of the attack.
Police and rescue services work at a level crossing at Bruxstadt station in Bruxstadt, Germany, Wednesday.
Police and forensic teams work at a level crossing near Bruxstadt station in Bruxstadt, Germany today after a knife attack.
Forensic experts stand next to a train that was hit by a knife attack at a railway station in Bruckstadt, Germany on January 25, 2023.
Regional Interior Minister Sabine Sueterlin-Wack condemned the attack as a ‘horrific act against all humanity’.
‘It’s terrible,’ Suterlin-Wak told German public broadcaster NDR. ‘We are shocked and horrified that something like this has happened.
“It is clear to me that this heinous act is against all humanity,” the home minister said, adding that “his thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims”.
Suetterlin-Waack is going to the point of attack ‘working together’ to determine a goal.
A massive emergency operation is underway at the scene, with nine ambulances, three emergency and rescue helicopters all at the station to treat passengers.
Police have cordoned off the station and forensic teams are seen working at the scene.
A massive emergency operation is underway at the scene, with nine ambulances, three emergency and rescue helicopters all at the station to treat passengers. The police have closed the station.
A forensic expert walks alongside a train at a railway station after a knife attack on a train traveling between Kiel and Hamburg on January 25, 2023 in Bruckstadt, Germany.
German railway Deutsche Bahn said on Twitter that police were investigating at the train station in Broxstadt, adding that some services between Hamburg and Kiel had been cancelled.
Germany has been hit by a series of deadly knife attacks in recent years, some by extremists and some by people with serious psychological problems.
A Syrian jihadist was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing a German man and seriously injuring his accomplice in a homophobic attack in the eastern city of Dresden in May 2021.
A German court sentenced a Syrian-born man to 14 years in prison in December for a knife attack on a train that injured four passengers.
Last year, a German court committed a Somali man to a psychiatric hospital after stabbing three people to death in the southern city of Würzburg in 2021.
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