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A man went on a rampage on a train in Germany on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring five. Police said a man wielding a knife attacked several passengers on a regional train from Kiel to Hamburg shortly before its arrival at Brockstedt station.
Juergen Henningsen, the area’s police spokesman, said two people who had been stabbed died after the attack. Three people were seriously injured and two others had minor injuries. However, the police did not give any details about the identity of the victims. Police said the assailant was also injured in the incident and was taken to the hospital.
Police did not give any information about the identity of the suspect and said that the motive of why he attacked in this way is being investigated. He said he was informed about the incident around 3 pm when several passengers on the train made an emergency call to the police.
Sabine Sutterlin-Wach, interior minister of the state of Schleswig-Holstein, expressed her condolences over the attack. “It’s terrible,” Sutterlin-Walk told the media. “We are shocked and horrified that something like this has happened.” The regional police and federal police were at the scene and the prosecutor’s office is investigating the attack. The train station in Brockstedt was closed for several hours and train traffic was delayed throughout northern Germany.
Expressing its condolences on Wednesday evening, train operator Deutsche Bahn said: “Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the victims.” We wish the injured a speedy and complete recovery.
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