Several injured in knife attack on train in Bavaria State
GERMANY: German Federal Police on Saturday said there was a knife attack on a train in the southern German state of Bavaria, resulting in several injuries.
The train was traveling near Neumarkt between the cities of Regensburg and Nuremberg at the time of the incident.
The Bavarian Red Cross said three people were seriously injured. None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening.
A 27-year-old Syrian citizen has been arrested, police said later.
“This knife attack is horrible,” Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said in a statement.
“I would like to thank everyone, especially the police and the train staff, for their brave action, which prevented something even worse from happening,” he added.
The motive for the crime is “still unclear and will now be determined,” Seehofer said. Germany’s Bild newspaper said investigators are currently ruling out a terrorist background to the incident.
But German media reports said attacker appeared to be suffering from psychiatric problems and had called for help on the train.
– DEUTSCHE WELLE