By Peter McLaren-Kennedy • 25 January 2023 • 21:05
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.
According to the Minister of the Interior of Schleswig-Holstein, Sabine Sütterlin-Waack, the attack took place on Wednesday, January 25.
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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