[UPDATED] At least 14 people have reportedly been injured in a knife attack in the northern German city of Luebeck, local media are reporting. Police managed to detain the suspected attacker following what was described as ‘carnage’ by witnesses. Identity of the alleged attacker has
not been released but not his name. He was born in Iran.
Telegraph (h/t John M) A suspect – believed to be in his mid-30s – was arrested after the stabbings in the northern city of Luebeck on Friday afternoon. The motive is unclear. (Tell us his name and will give you the motive)
The packed bus was heading in the direction of Travemuende, a popular beach, when a man pulled a weapon on passengers, according to local media. While the motive has not been established, Germany has been on high alert after several deadly Islamist extremist attacks.
UPDATE Several of my German readers have reported that the suspect is Iranian. But look how ABC News describes him: “The identity of the perpetrator has been clarified: a 34-year-old German citizen resident in Luebeck,” police said on Twitter.
The interior minister of Schleswig-Holstein, the state where Luebeck is located, did NOT assume there was a terrorist motive, local newspaper Luebecker Nachrichte reported.
According to an eye witness, apparently, there was also a fire on the bus, allegedly started by the attacker.
Account of the attack by the bus driver: