No evidence of terrorism at Messerattacke in Zug in Flensburg

From a Correspondent in Germany — From the Press, Machine Translation May 31, 2018

The knife attack in a train in the station of Flensburg has to present knowledge of the police no terrorist background. A man had stabbed at a passenger and a policewoman who happened to be in the intercity. Click to enlarge

The knife attack in a train in the station of Flensburg has to present knowledge of the police no terrorist background. A man had stabbed at a passenger and a policewoman who happened to be in the intercity. Click to enlarge

In the intercity train IC 2406, which was travelling from Cologne via Hamburg to Flensburg, one person was killed and two others injured on Wednesday evening – one of them heavy. This was confirmed by the Federal Police.

Before that, there had been a stabbing in the train at 7 pm in the Flensburg station after an argument. According to the “Bild”, the dead person should be the attacker.

This had attacked a passenger with a knife and seriously injured. A police officer (22), who according to dpa information also on board the train was said to have shot the offender.

The police said: “At the present time, it is assumed that the police officer has used her official firearm.”

Previously, the woman had been injured by knife wounds. On the question of a possible terrorist background, a spokesman for the Federal Police said: He was not aware of that.

Interior Minister Seehofer comments

Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) has “deeply upset” about the knife attack in a train in Flensburg shown. “Both injured are my deep sympathy and I wish them a hopefully speedy recovery,” said Seehofer on Wednesday evening.

Seehofer offered the country Schleswig-Holstein “any desired help”. “Violence must never be tolerated, whether directed against the population or against police officers,” emphasized the Minister of the Interior. It was “an important concern for him to ensure security in Germany”.

The facts are still unclear.

(Sp / afp)

 

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