2 killed, 5 injured on German train

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2 killed, 5 injured on German train

BERLIN - A man fatally stabbed two people and injured five others on a train in northern Germany on Wednesday before being arrested, police said.

Germany s Federal Police force said the man used a knife to attack several passengers shortly before a regional train from Kiel to Hamburg arrived at the Brokstedt station.

Juergen Henningsen, a police spokesman, said two of the stabbed people died after the attack.

The interior minister of Schleswig-Holstein state, Sabine Suetterlin-Waack, said the attack happened at around 3 p.m. local time.

Suetterlin-Waack told the German public broadcaster NDR that it was terrible. We are shocked and horrified that something like this has happened. The federal police and regional police were on the scene and the prosecutor's office was investigating the attack, NDR reported.

The train station in Brokstedt was closed for several hours.

The police said his possible motives were under investigation, and police did not provide any information on the suspect's identity.