Two people have been killed in a knife attack on a train in Germany, according to media reports.
A man stabbed several people on a train traveling from Kiel to Hamburg, the German news agency dpa reported.
Police arrested a suspect shortly after the attack, which Bild said occurred as the train was approaching Brokstedt station in northern Germany.
A spokesman for the federal police in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein confirmed there was a knife
assault with casualties, while police said an initial investigation found seven people were injured.
Schleswig-Holstein State Interior Minister Sabine Suetterlin-Waack later said two people were killed and five injured in the attack, which occurred around 3 p.m. local time, the dpa reported.
“It’s terrible,” Ms Suetterlin-Waack told German broadcaster NDR. “We are shocked and appalled that something like this has happened.”
Brokstedt train station was closed for several hours while regional and federal police were on the scene, the NDR reported the prosecutor’s office was investigating the attack.
Police have yet to release any information on the suspect’s identity and said his possible motives are under investigation.