'Two killed' as man stabs passengers on train in Germany

Associated Press Reporter

A man stabbed and wounded several people on a train in northern Germany before police detained him, and two of the victims died, German news agency dpa has reported.

Germany’s Federal Police force said the man used a knife to attack several passengers shortly before the regional train travelling from Kiel to Hamburg arrived at the Brokstedt station.

An initial investigation indicated seven people were wounded, the police agency said.

Dpa later quoted the interior minister of Schleswig-Holstein state, Sabine Suetterlin-Waack, as saying two people were killed and five were wounded in the attack, which happened at about 3pm local time.

The train station in Brokstedt was closed for several hours, the news agency said.

Police did not give dpa any information on the suspect’s identity and said his possible motives were under investigation.

The relevant police agencies could not be immediately reached on Wednesday.