Two dead, five injured in German train knife attack
26 Jan 2023 09:57am
Firefighters of a local fire department clean the platform at the train station in Brokstedt, northern Germany, after two people were killed and several others wounded in a knife attack on a regional train between the cities of Hamburg and Kiel. Photo by Gregor Fischer/AFP.
FRANKFURT - Two people were killed and five injured in a knife attack on a regional train in northern Germany on Wednesday, officials said.
According to Xinhua, a man attacked passengers with a knife on a train travelling from Kiel to Hamburg shortly before 3.00 pm local time before arriving at Brokstedt station. He was arrested shortly afterwards, a police spokesman said.
The station was sealed off by the police to allow emergency services to continue their work. Germany's state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn announced on Twitter that there would be train cancellations between Hamburg, Kiel and Neumuenster.
A spokeswoman for the police in Itzehoe, a city close to Brokstedt, said they were still awaiting further details. - BERNAMA
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