BERLIN, Germany — Three individuals were seriously injured in a knife attack on a high-speed train in Germany, according to the Bavarian Red Cross. A guy has been detained in connection with the morning incident, according to police.
At the time of the attack, the train, one of Germany’s high-speed ICE trains, was traveling between the Bavarian cities of Regensburg and Nuremberg. The Bavarian Red Cross, which had 110 rescuers on the site, processed three “severely injured” victims, according to a representative.
According to the Associated Press, a 27-year-old Syrian man was apprehended near Seubersdorf, where the train came to a halt following the incident. The wounded victims were from Regensburg and the surrounding Passau districts, according to state police.
The Associated Press said that local police got a call about the attack about 9 a.m.
The backdrop behind the “awful” incident, said to Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, is “still unknown.” He said that residents of Seubersdorf, a town 473 kilometers (294 miles) south of Berlin, were not at “acute risk.”
The station at Seubersdorf has been closed, and train service between Regensburg and Nuremberg has been halted, according to a spokeswoman for the German railway network. Long-distance rail service has subsequently been diverted through Ingolstadt, a nearby city.