Several people reported injured in knife attack on German train

Several people have been injured in a knife attack on a high-speed train in Germany, local media and police say.

The train, which was one of Germany’s high-speed ICE trains, was traveling between the Bavarian cities of Regensburg and Nuremberg at the time of the attack.

Police said one person has been arrested, before adding there was no evidence of other attackers at large.

A spokesman for the Oberpfalz police authority said: “There has been an attack on an ICE (Intercity-Express) train and police shortly afterwards arrested a male person, and several people were injured.”

Germany news outlet Bild said three people were injured on the train, although police have not yet confirmed a specific number of injuries.

The train was stopped at the station in Seubersdorf, where the man was arrested in connection with the attack.

Bavarian state police are on the scene in Seubersdorf while an investigation is carried out.

Around 200 people were also evacuated from the train and taken to a local restaurant for refreshments, German broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk reported.

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said the motive of the “terrible” attack was “still unclear” and is “now being clarified”.

He added that people in Seubersdorf, which is a municipality is located about 473 kilometers (294 miles) south of Berlin, faced no “acute danger”.

He said: “I hope that those injured and those who witnessed this will recover quickly and completely.

“Thanks to their rapid intervention there is no longer any danger to others.

“The background of the incident is still unclear and will now being clarified. Only then will an assessment be possible.”

Bild also reported police investigators have ruled out links to terrorism.

A spokesperson for the German railway network confirmed that the station in Seubersdorf has been closed since around 9am and that train travel between Regensburg and Nuremberg has been suspended.

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