BREAKING UPDATE: Two dead, seven injured three seriously

20:59 (January 25) – The number of injured in the knife attack has risen to seven, three of whom have been seriously injured.

According to the latest reports from the news site RND people on the train began calling the police when the man pulled the knife and started stabbing passengers. That resulted in the train being stopped but on opening the doors the man jumped out and continued trying to stab passengers on the station platform.

According to the Itzehoe police, bystanders were able to overpower the man and to hold him until the police arrived. He is said to be one of those injured in the incident and he remains in the hospital under police guard.

The man is believed to be a stateless 33-year-old Palestinian and is not believed to be an extremist, with police suspecting that he has mental issues.

According to De Bild he has appeared been convicted for sexual and violent offences in the past and was in custody until a week ago.

17:07 (January 25) – Two people have died and five injured in a knife attack on a train travelling between Kiel and Hamburg in Germany.

Federal police say that a man began attacking passengers shortly before 3 pm as the train was coming into the Brokstedt train station. He was apparently apprehended and arrested shortly afterwards in the town.

An eyewitness told the “Kieler Nachrichten” that the people in his car panicked when three girls stormed in and reported a man with a knife on the train.

Police say that the motive for the attack that left two dead and five injured on the local train in Germany is unknown.

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