Germany: Police arrest knife attacker who killed 2 and injured 7 on train

The attacker was arrested and is described as a stateless Palestinian. The trigger behind assault was not instantly identified, reported AP.

In keeping with the state Federal Police pressure, the suspect started his assault instantly after RE70 Hamburg Hbf, a regional practice travelling from Keil to Hamburg arrived on the Brokstedt station.

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Two victims died on the spot. Whereas, three have been severely injured and 4 others suffered minor accidents. Together with the victims, the attacker was additionally injured within the incident and was taken to the hospital.

Expressing his condolence and shock on the assault, German Inside Minister Nancy Faeser mentioned, “The knife assault in a regional practice is surprising information. All our ideas are with the victims of this horrible act and their households.”

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She additionally added that there was a quick investigation concerning the crime and purpose behind it.

The man passengers and different travellers stored the maintain of the attacker and instantly referred to as on the emergency numbers to tell the authorities concerning the incident at round 3 pm, as per the native time.

The inside minister of Schleswig-Holstein state, Sabine Suetterlin-Waack, condemned the assault.

“It’s horrible,” Suetterlin-Waack instructed German public broadcaster NDR. “We’re shocked and horrified that one thing like this has occurred.”

Practice operator, Deutsche Bahn, expressed its condolences on the occasion on Wednesday and mentioned their deepest sympathy goes to the family members of the victims and wished a speedy restoration to the injured victims.

She later knowledgeable dpa that the attacker was a stateless 33-year-old Palestinian man. Regional police and the federal police reached on the spot and started investigation, reported AP citing NDR report.

Round 120 passengers have been travelling within the practice on the time of the assault. After the incident, the police interrogated 70 of them at a close-by restaurant.

The incident led to the closure of the practice station in Brokstedt that triggered a delay within the practice operation and improve in practice visitors throughout the northern Germany.

(With company inputs)

 

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