Several people injured in knife attack on German train | Crime news


Man arrested in connection with the attack on a high-speed train traveling between the cities of Regensburg and Nuremberg.

A knife attack on a high-speed train in Germany has injured several people, police confirmed.

Local police told The Associated Press news agency that they received a call about the attack at approximately 9 am local time (08:00 GMT) on Saturday morning.

The train in question, one of Germany’s high-speed ICE trains, was traveling between the Bavarian cities of Regensburg and Nuremberg at the time of the attack.

A man was arrested in connection with the attack at the Seubersdorf train station, where the train is currently stopped, police said. Police said several people were injured but could not provide a specific number.

“According to preliminary information, several people were injured,” Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz police said in a statement, assuring that “now there is no more danger.”

The Bild newspaper said at least three people were injured, two of them seriously.

A police spokeswoman said none of their lives were in danger.

So far, no information is available about the attacker or his possible motives.

Bavarian state police are on the scene in Seubersdorf, local police confirmed.

A spokesman for the German railway network confirmed that the Seubersdorf station has been closed since around 9 a.m. and that train travel between Regensburg and Nuremberg has been suspended.

Germany has had violent incidents in recent years by armed groups and the far right.

There have been several attacks since 2015.

On June 25, three people died and five others were injured in a Knife attack in Wuerzburg, southern Germany.


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