According to media reports, two people have died in a knife attack on a train in Germany.
According to the German news agency DPA, a man attacked several people on a train from Kiel to Hamburg with a knife.
Officers arrested a suspect shortly after the attack, which Bild newspaper reported happened as the train was approaching Broxstadt station in northern Germany.
A spokesman for the federal police in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein confirmed there was a knife
The attack resulted in casualties, while police said initial investigations indicated seven people were injured.
Schleswig-Holstein state interior minister Sabine Sutterlin-Wack later said two people were killed and five wounded in the attack, which happened around 3 p.m. local time, DPA reported.
“It’s terrible,” Ms Suetterlin-Waack told German public broadcaster NDR. “We are shocked and horrified that something like this has happened.”
Brookstead train station was closed for several hours as regional police and federal police were at the scene, with the prosecutor’s office investigating the attack, NDR reported.
Police have not yet released any information on the suspect’s identity and said a possible motive is under investigation.
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