Germany train attack: Two dead and seven injured after man stabs passengers on Hamburg train

Police and rescue services near Brokstedt station in Germany after several people were injured in a knife attack on a train. Credit: AP

A man fatally stabbed two people and injured seven others on a train in northern Germany on Wednesday.

The attack at around 3pm on Wednesday on a train traveling from Kiel to Hamburg.

Passengers on the service made calls to the emergency services who rushed to the scene and put Brokstedt station on lockdown.

Germany's Federal Police force said the man used a knife on several passengers before arriving at the station.

Forensic police officers investigating a knife attack on a German train Credit: AP

Police spokesman Juergen Henningsen, from the nearby city of Flensburg, confirmed two of the stabbed people died after the attack.

Three people were severely injured and four others suffered minor injuries. The victims' identities were not given.

The attacker was arrested immediately after the incident.

Police said the train was stopped and the attacker was detained outside the carriage.The knifeman was also injured and taken to the hospital, police said.

Police did not provide any information on the suspect’s identity other than saying he was between 20 to 30-years -ld.

His motives for the attack are under investigation.

Police and emergency services near Brokstedt Station after an attack on a train Credit: AP

Initially it was understood that two people were killed and five people were injured, but it has now been reported seven people were wounded.

Interior minister of Schleswig-Holstein state, Sabine Suetterlin-Waack, told German public broadcaster NDR: “It is terrible. We are shocked and horrified that something like this has happened.”

Train operator Deutsche Bahn said: “Our deepest sympathy goes to the relatives of the victims. We wish those injured a speedy and complete recovery.”

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