Axe-wielding man attacks German railway passengers


Over a dozen folks have been injured after a man armed with an axe and a knife attacked folks on board a prepare touring between Wurzburg-Heidingsfeld and Ochsenfurt, in central Germany. At least three of the victims suffered “serious” accidents, police spokesman informed native information outlet Blaulicht Würzburg. Another individual suffered mild accidents, whereas all 14 passengers who had been in the identical automotive of the regional prepare had been in a state of “shock” following the onslaught.

The perpetrator, who fled the scene after the assault, was “shot” by officers, police confirmed. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann introduced that authorities imagine {that a} 17-year-old teen of Afghan origin was behind the assault. The suspect entered the nation as an “unaccompanied minor” and lived with a “foster family” for the final two weeks. Before that he had been housed on the Kolping-Heim refugee heart, FOCUS on-line reported.

The minister additionally refuted claims of a attainable second attacker, and are treating the assault as a “single perpetrator” case. Some German media studies counsel that the 17-year-old attacker who resided in Ochsenfurt shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is nice) as he charged at his victims.

A police helicopter was circling the world and numerous officers had been deployed to the scene. Over a dozen paramedics additionally arrived on web site, in keeping with pictures shared on Twitter. Authorities have organized an alternate bus route for passengers because the prepare line between Wurzburg-Heidingsfeld and Ochsenfurt has briefly been shut down.

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