Five injured in axe attack at Dusseldorfs main train station in Germany

first_img 82 Comments By Associated Press Mar 9th 2017, 10:13 PM Thursday 9 Mar 2017, 10:13 PM A MAN WAS arrested after injuring five people with an axe at Dusseldorf’s main train station late this evening, police said, correcting earlier police reports of two arrests.A spokeswoman for Dusseldorf police Anja Kynast told The Associated Press that the man arrested was also injured.“People travelling were injured by the assailants’ axes,” the police said, adding that it was unclear exactly how many attackers were involved.Those injured were not in a life-threatening condition, the police spokesman said.Rail traffic was stopped at the station as helicopters scoured overhead and police were deployed in the area of the attack, the Bild daily reported.German authorities have been on the alert for terror attacks, especially since an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in December when a hijacked truck ploughed into a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 people.According to German security services, there are about 10,000 radical Islamists in the country, of whom 1,600 have suspected links to terror groups.With reporting from AFPRead: Assange accuses CIA of ‘devastating incompetence’ and warns he has a lot more info to leakRead: Woman who was sacked when six months pregnant to receive €30,000 21,934 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email1 center_img File photo Image: Boris Roessler/DPA/PA Images File photo Image: Boris Roessler/DPA/PA Images Five injured in axe attack at Dusseldorf’s main train station in Germany One man has been arrested. Short URL http://jrnl.ie/3279935 last_img

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