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Germany: 'I really thought my life was over' - witnesses recount axe attack at Dusseldorf train station02:23

Germany: 'I really thought my life was over' - witnesses recount axe attack at Dusseldorf train station

Germany, Dusseldorf
March 10, 2017 at 07:10 GMT -00:00 · Published

Police cordoned off platform 13 at Duesseldorf central station on Thursday, after an axe-wielding man attacked at least seven people on various platforms at the main station.

Blood stains were seen dotted on the floor, while large sections of the station have remained cordoned off.

Witnesses who were nearby during the time of the attack recounted how people ran from the scene in a panic, "I really thought my life was over", one said.

The station was sealed off during the hunt for the attacker, shortly before 9pm local time (20:00 GMT), and later reopened at 12:45am (23:45 GMT).

A 36-year-old man has been arrested after attempting to jump from a bridge in order to escape police and taken to a nearby hospital to treat his injuries.

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Police cordoned off platform 13 at Duesseldorf central station on Thursday, after an axe-wielding man attacked at least seven people on various platforms at the main station.

Blood stains were seen dotted on the floor, while large sections of the station have remained cordoned off.

Witnesses who were nearby during the time of the attack recounted how people ran from the scene in a panic, "I really thought my life was over", one said.

The station was sealed off during the hunt for the attacker, shortly before 9pm local time (20:00 GMT), and later reopened at 12:45am (23:45 GMT).

A 36-year-old man has been arrested after attempting to jump from a bridge in order to escape police and taken to a nearby hospital to treat his injuries.

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