Man stabs 2 passengers to death, injures 7 others on train in Germany

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Man, 2 passengers, death, 7 others, train

A man fatally stabbed two people and injured seven others on a train in northern Germany on Wednesday before being arrested, police said. Germanys Federal Police force said the man used a knife to attack several passengers shortly before a regional train traveling from Kiel to Hamburg arrived at the Brokstedt station.

Police spokesman Juergen Henningsen from the nearby city of Flensburg said two of the stabbed people died after the attack. Three people were severely injured and four others suffered minor injuries. No details were given about the identity of the victims.

Police did not provide any information on the suspects identity other than saying he was between 20 to 30 years old. They said his possible motives were under investigation.

Police said they were first alerted to the incident shortly before 3 p.m. when several passengers on the train made emergency calls to police. Police said the train was stopped and the attacker was detained outside the train.

Train operator Deutsche Bahn expressed its condolences on Wednesday evening saying that "our deepest sympathy goes to the relatives of the victims. We wish those injured a speedy and complete recovery."

The daily Bild said that passengers who witnessed the attack broke out in panic on the train and that the suspect had wounds on both hands when he was detained.

Germany has been hit in recent years by several deadly knife attacks, some carried out by extremists and others by people suffering from serious psychological problems.

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