Knifeman wounds three in attack on high-speed German train

Knifeman wounds three in attack on high-speed German train: Police arrest 27-year-old suspect

  • A knifeman has wounded several people on a high-speed train in Germany
  • Attacker struck on high-speed ICE train between Regensburg and Nuremberg
  • Police received a call about the incident at around 9am local time on Saturday 
  • One person has been arrested, but there is no information about attacker

A knifeman has wounded three people on a high-speed train in Germany.

Police told local media that they received a call about the attack at around 9am local time on Saturday as the high-speed ICE train travelled between Regensburg and Nuremberg.

One person has been arrested and three people were injured.  

Bild, the mass German daily newspaper, said the knifer attacker was a 27-year-old man of Arab origin. He is said to have had psychological problems and also called for help on the train.  

Investigators are currently ruling out a terrorist background. 

A knifeman has wounded several people on a high-speed train in Germany (stock image)

The attack happened near Neumarkt in the Upper Palatinate and the train had been halted at Seubersdorf southeast of Nuremberg.

German media reported that two deployment trains of special forces of the Bavarian police were on their way to a football game in Regensburg and were in the area at the time of the attack. 

The Upper Palatinate Police Headquarters is currently on site and forensics are on the ICE to secure evidence.

Local police said ‘several people were injured’ in a statement, adding that ‘there is now no more danger’. 

A spokesman for the German railway network confirmed that the station in Seubersdorf, where the train is currently stopped, has been closed since approximately 9am and that train travel between Regensburg and Nuremberg has been suspended.

Several attacks have been committed in Germany since 2015.

On June 25, three people were killed and five others injured in a stabbing committed by a Somali in Wuerzburg.

This is a breaking news story. More to follow 

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