Germany: two dead and seven injured in a stabbing attack on a regional train

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Germany: two dead and seven injured in a stabbing attack on a regional train

The attack took place on a regional train, which was traveling from Kiel to Hamburg, in northern Germany. At least two people were killed and seven stabbed on Wednesday, January 25, by a man who could be arrested at Brokstedt station, said a Flensburg police spokesman.

A large array of police vehicles and ambulances has been deployed around the station, according to photos published by the newspaper Picture. On German publication website (link in German)witnesses to the attack describe a “panic scene” in the train. The railway company Deutsche Bahn announced that trains would be canceled on the main lines.

The motive for the attack is not known

The motive for the attack has not yet been established, according to the police, who said that all leads were being studied, from the act of an extremist to the gesture of an unbalanced person.

“The act committed on the regional train between Kiel and Hamburg deeply upsets me”reacted the regional Minister of the Interior, Sabine Sütterlin-Waack, denouncing a “appalling act, contrary to all humanity”.

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