Germans on edge following spate of three public attacks
An elderly man was attacked with a machete in Dusseldorf yesterday, just hours after a similar attack by a mentally ill asylum-seeker wielding an axe left nine people injured at the city's train station.
In a third attack, tear gas was sprayed inside a train carriage carrying around 50 passengers including a family with two young children in Hamburg last night.
The 80-year-old victim of the machete attack, who has not been named, was rushed to hospital after being assaulted in a car park on the northern outskirts of the city yesterday. His attacker remains at large.
Teachers and students at the nearby Theodor-Fliedner-Gymnasium were told to stay indoors as police cordoned off a woodland area near Kalkumer Schlossallee, the site of the car park.
Hours before he was attacked, a 36-year-old man from Kosovo wounded nine passengers with an axe at Dusseldorf train station before trying to escape by jumping from a bridge on to a street where, injured by the fall, he was arrested. (© Daily Telegraph London)