Afghan refugee was shot dead by the police after he attacked train passengers with an axe and a knife, injured four in a train near Wurzburg-Heidingsfeld station in Germany. Several other people were also injured in the attack on a regional train, police said, adding that the Afghan refugee was killed as he tried to run.
According to the Wuerzburg police, three of the injured were critical and one had minor injuries. Another 14 people were treated for shock. Bavaria’s top security official, state Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann, told Germany’s ARD television that the attacker had been identified as a 17-year-old Afghan.
An eyewitness who lives next to the railway station told DPA news agency that the train, which had been carrying around 25 people, looked “like a slaughterhouse” after the attack, with blood covering the floor. The attack happened around 9:15 pm (1915 GMT) last night on the train.
According to Dailymail.co.uk reported that the man had shouted “Allahu akbar” but police later said there was no evidence pointing to a religious motive. He is being held in a psychiatric hospital.