Knife attack on train in Germany leaves several people injured

From the Independent

A knife attack on a high-speed train in Germany has injured several people, according to police and local media. Local police said that they received a call about the attack around 9am local time on Saturday.

The train in question, one of Germany’s high-speed ICE (Intercity-Express) trains, was travelling between the Bavarian cities of Regensburg and Nuremberg, and was near Neumarkt at the time of the attack.

A spokesperson for the Oberpfalz police authority said: “There has been an attack on an ICE train and police shortly afterwards arrested a male person, and several people were injured”. The spokesperson added that there was no evidence that other attackers remained at large.

Bild newspaper reported that three people were injured in the attack, two seriously, but none of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening. The police have not yet confirmed a specific number of injuries.

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer called the attack “terrible” and noted that although the motive was unknown, police were working to clarify the situation but said that investigators had ruled out links to terrorism. So far, there is no information about the attacker or possible motives.

EXCEPT, the Daily Mail has information from Bild, the German mass daily newspaper, said the knife attacker was a 27-year-old Syrian. They name him as Abdalrahman A. He is said to have had psychological problems. Of course he is a poor benighted wight with issues and not a terrorist. How dare you think otherwise when there are so many of them about. 


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