Knife rampage on German train leaves two dead and several others injured

  • Man, believed to be Syrian, attacked passengers with a knife on regional train

Two people have been killed and several others injured after a man launched a knife attack on a train in Germany today. 

A man, who is said to be Syrian, attacked the passengers with a knife shortly before the regional train travelling from Kiel to Hamburg arrived at Brokstedt station at around 3pm today before he was arrested.

The suspect, who has not been named by police, launched the knife rampage just before the train arrived at Brokstedt station near Neumunster, a town in northern Germany. 

Two people were killed in the attack and several others injured, including one person who is in a critical condition, reports Bild

Two people have been killed and several others injured after a man launched a knife attack on a train in Germany today. Pictured: The scene 

The man was arrested at the scene by police officers, who have since closed the train station, reports Spiegel.   

An eyewitness told KN-online that people in his train carriage panicked when three girls ran in and told them a man with a knife was on the train. 

Several ambulances are now at the scene to treat the injured passengers.

Police did not give out any information on the suspect’s identity and said his possible motives were under investigation. 

This is a breaking news story, more to follow… 

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