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Forensic employees are on duty on a platform on a regional train. © Jonas Walzberg/dpa

A man attacked passengers on a regional train in Brokstedt on Wednesday (January 25). Two people died and seven others were injured. An overview of the findings so far can be found here.

Brokstedt – On the afternoon of January 25, he intervened Man on the regional train on the route from Kiel to Hamburg several passengers with a knife. Two people lost their lives and seven others were injured. The perpetrator has already been caught. The Itzehoe murder commission investigations in cooperation with the public prosecutor’s office are in full swing.

Knife attack on train in Brokstedt: the sequence of events

What we know: Shortly before 3:00 p.m., the police received several emergency calls reporting an attack on a moving regional train on the route from Kiel to Hamburg. The alleged perpetrator attacked other passengers with a pointed weapon. According to various media outlets, the weapon was a knife. The train then stopped at Brokstedt in the Steinburg district and the events were transferred to the platform, reports the German Press Agency (dpa) with reference to a police spokeswoman.

A total of two people were killed and seven injured in the event, three of them seriously and four lightly, it was said for the last time (as of January 25, 8:12 p.m.). Initially there were differing reports on the number of injuries. The suspect was also injured and was taken to a hospital by police.

What we don’t know: Details of the course of events and the identities of those initially killed and injured remain unclear.

Attack on passengers on the regional train: the arrest

What we know: The passengers held the attacker, managed to detain him until the emergency services were on the scene. The suspect was arrested by the police on the platform. The approximately 70 passengers present were questioned by police at a nearby inn. The forensics team was deployed in various forces. Forensic officers in white protective coveralls worked at a level crossing with open gates.

what we don’t know: So far there is no information on how the passengers managed to disarm the suspect and arrest him. There is also no information on how the alleged perpetrator sustained the injuries.

Fatal knife attack on train: The suspect

What we know: The alleged attacker is a 33-year-old stateless Palestinian (24hamburg.de reported), as Schleswig-Holstein Minister of the Interior Sabine Sütterlin-Waack (CDU) said on Wednesday evening at the Brokstedt train station. The 33-year-old man was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, police said. “The background is still unclear, as is the identity of the victims,” ​​a police spokeswoman said.

The 33-year-old man from Gaza traveled noisily mirrorinformation in December 2014 in the Federal Republic. Consequently, it received subsidiary protection in July 2016, although a procedure for the withdrawal of this title would have been initiated. More recently he lived in the Kiel area. The alleged perpetrator is known to the police. He was charged with at least twelve criminal offences, it is said. Including dangerous bodily harm, sexual assault, bank card misuse, and threats. He was released six days ago.

There were initial indications that the alleged attacker might be mentally disturbed. The German press agency found out about this from security circles. According to preliminary findings, he had not been noted as an extremist in northern Germany.

what we don’t know: So far, the motive for the crime is not entirely clear.

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