Monday 26 September 2016

Police shoot dead axeman who attacked passengers on German train

Published 18/07/2016 | 23:06

A firefighter stands at a road block in Wuerzburg, southern Germany, after a man attacked people on a train (dpa/AP)
A firefighter stands at a road block in Wuerzburg, southern Germany, after a man attacked people on a train (dpa/AP)

A man armed with an axe and a knife attacked passengers on a regional train in southern Germany, injuring four people before he was shot and killed by police as he fled.

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Wuerzburg police said on their Facebook page that three of the victims suffered serious injuries and one was slightly injured. Another 14 people were being treated for shock.

Police said there was not yet any information on the motive behind the attack, nor details on the identity of the attacker.

The train was on its way from the Bavarian town of Treuchtlingen to Wuerzburg, which is about 60 miles north-west of Nuremberg.

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