Germany: Suspected knife attack on bus leaves 14 injured

Lester Mason
July 20, 2018

Fourteen people have been wounded, some seriously, in a knife attack on a bus in the German city of Luebeck, local reports said.

The packed bus was heading in the direction of Travemuende, a popular beach, when a man pulled a weapon on passengers, local newspaper Luebecker Nachrichten reported.

German police say several people have been hurt in the incident in Luebeck, and a suspect has been arrested.


A police spokesman told regional broadcaster NDR that nobody had been injured in the attack. Authorities have not yet confirmed the suspect's motive, but prosecutors said they had not ruled out terrorism.

The agency also quoted Ulla Hingst, a spokeswoman for prosecutors in Luebeck, as saying that police are investigating a suspicious rucksack.

State police tweeted: "Nobody was killed. The perpetrator was overpowered and is now in police custody".

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