Police said they apprehended a suspect in an ax attack in the Dusseldorf, Germany, train station that injured seven people, three seriously.
“People travelling were injured by the assailants’ axes”, the police said, adding that it was unclear exactly how many attackers were involved. Authorities believe the man has mental problems.
One man has been arrested, local police confirmed, correcting earlier reports of multiple arrests.
German authorities have beefed up security measures after the December 19, 2016 terror attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that killed 12 people and wounded some 50 others.
“We were on the platform waiting for the train”, an unnamed witness told Bild.
‘There was blood everywhere.
A passenger on a Dusseldorf bound train, Bruno Macedo, tweeted: “Breaking: Man with axe chased by police in Dusseldorf”. Station closed. I am in the train things look bad #police #terror’. He randomly attacked passersby on the train platform, the Telegraph reported. There is “no evidence at all of a connection between the two acts”, a police spokesman told German media at a press conference Friday afternoon.
Map of Germany locating Dusseldorf. Islamic State claimed responsibility.