Brokstedt/Kiel (dpa) – The two victims of the attack on a regional train from Kiel to Hamburg are a 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man. This was said by Schleswig-Holstein Interior Minister Sabine Sütterlin-Waack before the start of a session of the state parliament. Parliament began its session with a minute’s silence for the victims of the attack, which also left seven injured. “Parents are now informed,” said the CDU politician. The injured are cared for.
Asked about the motive for the crime, the minister said: “We are working hard to gather all the facts”. There will be more information at a press conference scheduled for 2 p.m.
Serious stab wounds resulted in death
According to a police spokeswoman, the two victims suffered serious stab wounds, which resulted in their death. The judicial police were able to get their hands on the knife of the attacker. She initially gave no details.
On Wednesday afternoon, a man stabbed several passengers while driving. According to reports, the attacker is a 33-year-old stateless Palestinian. Two people died, seven were injured according to the first findings. The alleged perpetrator, who was overpowered by witnesses, was also injured. At the time of the deadly knife attack, around 120 people were sitting on the regional train between Kiel and Hamburg.
The 33-year-old alleged perpetrator is due to appear before a magistrate in Itzehoe on Thursday. The accused is no longer receiving medical treatment but is in custody, police said.
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