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Axe Attack on Würzburg Train – Dozens Injured, Attacker Shot

By  Monday, 18.7.2016, 23:42    News

As sueddeutsche.de reported a few minutes ago, today July 18,2016 a man has attacked dozens of people on a regional train in the Bavarian city of Würzburg. The attacker has been shot, according to the newspaper which quotes police sources. The regional train was on its way from Würzburg-Heidingsfeld to Ochsenfurt (according to sueddeutsche.de).

According to a report in tonight’s Tagesthemen news show (11:35pm) of the German public television, a passenger on the train pulled the emergency brake and the attacker escaped from the train. Police confronted him later and he attacked them and was shot. The motif for the attack is currently unknown.

Update: Tagesthemen reports that the attacker was an 17-year-old from Afghanistan, placed in Ochsenfurt. The attack happened shortly after 9pm.

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