One person killed, two critically wounded in German train knife attack


At least one person, likely the assailant, has been killed.

A man who staged a knife attack on a train in Germany on Wednesday was an Eritrean national, the DPA news agency reported on Thursday. A policewoman at the scene confronted the man and shot him dead after suffering from an injury herself. Man, woman and their adult daughter was seriously injured and was taken to the hospital.

A 22-year-old female police officer, who happened to be traveling on the same train, tried to intervene but was then also injured by the attacker.

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The train station has been evacuated and cordoned off while access roads have been blocked.

The incident took place on an intercity train going from Cologne to Flensburg after a quarrel between two passengers escalated into a stabbing. He added that he was "not aware of" any connection to terrorism as yet.

No trains are travelling to and from Flensburg following the incident.