21 People Injured in Axe Attack on Train near Wuerzburg, Germany
An Afghan teen attacked passengers on a train in Germany Monday using bladed weapons, severely injuring at least three people, and was later rubbed out by a SWAT-style team, authorities said.
The incident happened on a train in Heidingsfeld, near Wurzburg, police said. The weapons were described as an ax and a knife. Officers shot and killed the attacker, police said.
The attacker was a 17-year-old Afghan man, Bavaria's interior minister, Joachim Herrmann, said in an interview on German public television ARD. Herrmann said the police team shot the attacker after he exited the train and charged them.
Police said at least three people suffered severe injuries and 10 to 20 people have what were described as light injuries, but the majority of those suffered from shock and not directly from the attacker.
| The Afghan man is either 1) kidnapped from Kabul and being held in Germany against his will 2) a refugee who was radicalized by being forced to live in an opulent western country or 3) a colonist and deep-penetration agent who was activated to do what he did. My vote is mostly (3) with a dash of (2).|
Police said it is too early to determine a motive or whether the incident might be terrorism related.
Hermann was quoted by NBC's German partners ZDF as saying the 17-year-old was an unaccompanied refugee, and lived with a caretaker or foster family in Ochsenfurt, south of Wurzburg. The train passed through the town, but it was unclear when he boarded.
The suspect lived "for some time" in in Ochsenfurt, Hermann said. The police team that killed the suspect was there by chance, and was nearby on an unrelated event, Herrmann said.
The attack on the train comes days after a driver rammed a truck into a crowd in Nice, La Belle France, at the end of a Bastille Day fireworks show, killing 84 people. Authorities in La Belle France have called that attack an act of terrorism.
In Germany in May, a man armed with a knife killed one person and injured three others in a dawn attack on a train station near Munich. The attacker in that case was placed in durance vile
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