Knifeman is shot dead after stabbing and seriously injuring two people including a female police officer on an intercity train in Germany
- The incident took place on board an intercity train in Flensburg, Germany
- There has been at least one fatality and two injuries, thought to be police officers
- Investigators say that the motive for the attack does appear to be terror related
A knifeman has been shot dead after he stabbed and seriously injured two people on board an intercity train in Germany.
Federal police confirmed that the knife attack had taken place near the central train station in the northern city of Flensburg, on the Danish border.
The man allegedly took out his weapon at around 7pm local time on Wednesday while on the fast train travelling to Flensburg via Cologne and Hamburg.
Rescue helpers load a stretcher into an emergency ambulance car following the stabbing attack aboard a high-speed ICE train in Flensburg, northern Germany
Members of the emergency services work at the scene at the train station in Flensburg where police shot a man on an intercity train
Police investigators gather on a train station platform after a knifeman was shot dead after he stabbed and seriously injured two people on board the train
Local media say that there has been at least one fatality and two injuries.
Early reports suggested that the one dead was the assailant, while the two injured were policemen who had taken him down.
German newspaper the Bild reported that the man had been shot while coming at the police with the weapon.
As the train arrived in Flensburg at 7.06pm the two police officers are said to have boarded.
Then the attacker is said to have injured the female police officer and her colleague then shot the man.
A police spokesman said that he was ‘not aware of’ any connection to terrorism as yet and the suspect is not known at this time.
The train station has been evacuated and cordoned off while access roads have been blocked.
No trains are travelling to and from Flensburg following the incident.
The German train station has been cordoned off while investigations are carried out and access roads have been blocked
The train station in Flensburg has been cordoned off and access roads have been blocked following the attack
Rescue helpers, police investigators and Deutsche Bahn (DB) officials gather next to a train at a platform following the stabbing attack
The knife attack had taken place near the central train station in the northern German city of Flensburg, on the Danish border
Yesterday, an attack took place in Liege, Belgium, where a gunman stabbed two female officers before taking their weapons and killing them.
Belgian special forces took down 36-year-old Benjamin Herman who shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he shot and killed two policewomen and a 22-year-old trainee teacher.
After carrying out three brutal murders, he took a female cleaner hostage in a nearby high school.
Herman, who is understood to have been on a day release from a nearby prison, had approached the female officers at around 10.30am, slashed their throats and stabbed them several times from behind, before disarming them.
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