At least 14 injured in ‘knife attack’ on German bus

BERLIN: At least 14 people were wounded, two of them seriously, in a suspected knife attack on a bus in the northern German city of Luebeck on Friday, the local Luebecker Nachrichten newspaper reported, adding that the attacker had been arrested by the police.

Police spokesperson Dierk Duerbook told Bild newspaper nobody was killed in the attack. An area surrounding a bus stop in the Luebeck neighborhood of Kuecknitz had been sealed off.

A public service bus stands in Kuecknitz near Luebecknorthern Germany, after several people were injured in the bus in an assault by a man wielding a knife on July 20, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

“One of the victims had just given up his place to an older woman, when the attacker stabbed him in the chest,” Luebecker Nachrichten quoted a witness as saying.

“He is said to be in his mid-30s and is in police custody,” the newspaper reported.

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Earlier, police in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, where Luebeck is located, tweeted that there was a major police deployment under way in the city.

“We are examining the situation and will give more information later,” the tweet said.

Luebeck police were not immediately available for comment.

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