Germany – two dead and several injured after a knife attack in a regional train – the background is unclear

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Two dead and several injured after a knife attack in a regional train – the background is unclear

There are dead and injured in an attack on a regional train in northern Germany. The background is initially completely unclear.

Police and emergency services deployed near Brokstedt train station.

Jonas Walzberg / dpa

Two people were killed and five injured in a knife attack on a regional train from Kiel to Hamburg. The Interior Minister of Schleswig-Holstein, Sabine Sütterlin-Waack, told the German Press Agency on Wednesday. There was an arrest, said the CDU politician. According to the federal police, the crime happened shortly before 3 p.m. before the train arrived at Brokstedt station. The minister got the message in the state parliament.

A man attacked travelers with a knife. Police officers arrested the man shortly afterwards in Brokstedt. The background is still unclear. The station was closed for police measures. Brokstedt is a small community on the railway line between Elmshorn and Neumünster in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein. (dpa)

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