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Germany: Police lockdown scene of train axe attack 00:59

Germany: Police lockdown scene of train axe attack

Germany, Wurzburg
July 19, 2016 at 14:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police cordoning could still be seen by the train line between Treuchtlingen and Wurzburg on Tuesday, where a 17-year-old Afghan refugee armed with an axe and knife attacked passengers onboard a train the night before. Many passengers had to be treated for shock and at least five were injured, two of them critically.

The attacker, confirmed by Bavarian Interior Minister, Joachim Herrmann to be resident of the nearby town of Ochsenfurt, tried to flee the scene but was shot by police. There was a special unit in the area meaning officers were able to respond quickly.

Herrmann has said investigators are following every lead to determine the motivation, though an IS (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) flag was found in the boy’s bedroom and Islamic State have claimed the attack - its first such claim for an attack in Germany.

Germany: Police lockdown scene of train axe attack 00:59
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Police cordoning could still be seen by the train line between Treuchtlingen and Wurzburg on Tuesday, where a 17-year-old Afghan refugee armed with an axe and knife attacked passengers onboard a train the night before. Many passengers had to be treated for shock and at least five were injured, two of them critically.

The attacker, confirmed by Bavarian Interior Minister, Joachim Herrmann to be resident of the nearby town of Ochsenfurt, tried to flee the scene but was shot by police. There was a special unit in the area meaning officers were able to respond quickly.

Herrmann has said investigators are following every lead to determine the motivation, though an IS (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) flag was found in the boy’s bedroom and Islamic State have claimed the attack - its first such claim for an attack in Germany.

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