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Mentally ill German stabs passengers on Austrian train: police

A mentally ill man from Germany seriously wounded two passengers in a knife attack on a regional train in western Austria today, police said, ruling out a terrorist act.

Published: 16th August 2016 05:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th August 2016 05:22 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

VIENNA: A mentally ill man from Germany seriously wounded two passengers in a knife attack on a regional train in western Austria today, police said, ruling out a terrorist act.

The 60-year-old was travelling to the city of Bregenz, in Vorarlberg state, early today when he suddenly jumped up and stabbed a 19-year-old man in the stomach and back.

The attacker then turned on a 17-year-old youth and slashed his neck, police said.

The incident ended when the train pulled into a station and two officers apprehended the man after a brief struggle.

Both victims were taken to hospital, police said.

"The man did not have a migration background. He is by all accounts mentally ill and we are largely excluding a terrorist act," police spokesman Horst Spitzhofer told AFP.

The attack came days after a 27-year-old Swiss national went on a knife rampage on a train in Switzerland, killing one passenger and injuring five.



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