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Two killed in knife attack on German train

A knife attack on a train in Germany has left two people dead and five injured, authorities say.

Germany Train Attack A suspected attacker has been arrested after two people were killed on a train in northern Germany.
January 26, 2023
26 January 2023

Two people have been killed and five injured in a knife attack on a regional train in northern Germany, authorities in the state of Schleswig-Holstein say.

Schleswig-Holstein’s Interior Minister Sabine Sütterlin-Waack and a spokesperson for the federal police in the state confirmed that there had been a knife attack with casualties.

A man attacked passengers with a knife shortly before 3pm on Wednesday, before the train arrived at Brokstedt station, police said.

Police officers arrested the suspected attacker shortly afterwards in Brokstedt.

The motive was not clear.

The railway station was closed off by police.

Brokstedt is a small community about 60 kilometres north of Hamburg in the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

Police were investigating at the train station in Brokstedt, the German railway Deutsche Bahn said on Twitter, adding that some services between Hamburg and Kiel had been cancelled.

with DPA

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