10 injured in knife attack by passenger on crowded bus in Germany

Lester Mason
July 21, 2018

The authorities on July 20 said there was no information on the motive for the attack on a local bus in the northern city of Luebeck.

Several people were injured in an apparent knife attack in the norther German city of Lubeck.

Police spokesman Duerk Duerbrook said the attack occurred Friday in the Kuecknitz district of Luebeck. As the suspect left the bus, he stabbed people around him with a 13-centimetre (5-inch) kitchen knife.

Luebeck police were not immediately available for comment.

The bus driver told investigators that he stopped the vehicle and opened all the doors to let passengers out after noticing a fire in the rear-view mirror. It was awful. Then the injured were brought out. "The perpetrator was overpowered and is now in police custody".


Police arrested the attacker on the scene after the bus driver slammed on the brakes and opened all doors so passengers could avoid the knifeman.

No motive has been ascertained for the attack.

He was shot dead by Italian police in Milan four days later while on the run.

More than 12 people were injured, at least two seriously, after the perpetrator got on the bus in Lubeck, about 44 miles northeast of Hamburg, local media reported. "There are no indications that the man was politically radicalized", police and prosecutors said in a statement.

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