Nine people were shocked when they were stabbed. German knife attack
A knife attack on a train in Germany killed at least two people and hurt seven others before the attacker turned the knife on himself.
A brutal knife attack on a train in Germany has killed at least two people and hurt seven others.
On Wednesday, local time, the suspect is said to have attacked passengers and staff on a regional train going between Hamburg and Kiel.
The attacker is said to have killed two people and hurt seven others, three of whom are in very bad shape, before turning the knife on himself.
Police say that passengers were able to stop the alleged attacker, who was between 20 and 30 years old, and put him down.
A huge police and emergency service operation was set up in the town of Brokstedt, which is about 30 miles north of Hamburg. This is where the suspect was caught.
Police say the alleged attacker was hurt when he tried to kill himself during the attack.
One person who saw what happened said that he saw blood on more than one carriage.
Another man at the Brokstedt station said that his daughter had called him from the train to say that she and other passengers had to get off “because someone stabbed them with a knife.”
“Witnesses were able to hold the suspect until police arrived at the Brokstedt station right after the attack,” police said in a statement.
The suspect’s reasons are still unknown, and the train station in Brokstedt is still blocked off. A police spokesman said that they were looking into all possible reasons, such as extremism or mental instability on the part of the attacker.
The German train company Deutsche Bahn confirmed that the route between Brockstedt and the town of Wirst has been closed and that a rail replacement service is running.
In the wake of the attack, long-distance train routes have also been stopped.
On Germany’s Baltic Sea coast, Brokstedt is a small town with about 2,000 people. It is about halfway between the city of Hamburg and the port city of Kiel.