Two victims have died after a man stabbed numerous people on a train in northern Germany on Wednesday before being arrested by police, according to the German news agency Dpa.
The regional train from Kiel to Hamburg was about to arrive at the Brokstedt station when the man allegedly attacked several passengers with a knife. According to a preliminary inquiry, seven people had injuries, the police department reported.
Sabine Suetterlin-Waack, the interior minister for Schleswig-Holstein state, was cited by Dpa as stating that the attack, which took place at around 3 p.m. local time, left two people dead and five injured.
According to the news agency, Brokstedt’s train station was shut down for a number of hours.
Police refused to provide Dpa with any details about the suspect’s identity and stated they were looking into any potential motivations.
On Wednesday, no one from the concerned police departments could be reached.