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Germany Knife Attack on Bus Leaves 14 Wounded

Germany Knife Attack on Bus Leaves 14 Wounded
Hans-Joachim Grote, left, Minister of the Interior of Schleswig-Holstein, and Jan Lindenau, Mayor of Luebeck, get informed by police at the scene of a knife attack in Luebeck, northern Germany, Friday, July 20, 2018. (Markus Scholz/DPA/AP)

Friday, 20 July 2018 05:10 PM

A Germany knife attack left at least 14 people were wounded, two of them seriously, on a bus in the northern German city of Luebeck on Friday, the local Luebecker Nachrichten newspaper reported, adding that the suspected attacker had been arrested by the police.

Police spokesman Dierk Duerbook told Bild newspaper nobody was killed in the attack, according to Reuters. An area surrounding a bus stop in the Luebeck neighbourhood of Kuecknitz had been sealed off.

"One of the victims had just given up his place to an older woman, when the attacker stabbed him in the chest," Luebecker Nachrichten quoted a witness as saying.

"He is said to be in his mid-30s and is in police custody," the newspaper reported.

Earlier, police in the state of Schleswig-Holstein, where Luebeck is located, tweeted that there was a major police deployment under way in the city.

"We are examining the situation and will give more information later," the tweet said.

Luebeck police were not immediately available for comment. 

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A Germany knife attack left at least 14 people were wounded, two of them seriously, on a bus in the northern German city of Luebeck on Friday, the local Luebecker Nachrichten newspaper reported, adding that the suspected attacker had been arrested by the police.
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