A culture-enriching “youth” launched an attack this evening on a train in Bavaria. The high-spirited 17-year-old Afghan injured several people with a knife and an axe before being shot dead by police.
During his rampage, the attacker made what is now understood to be a cry for help from the mentally ill: “Allahu akhbar!” The youth is presumed to be a suddenly radicalized lone wolf who was marginalized by German society and had a history of mental health issues.
And yes, I made everything in that last sentence up. But just watch for it in the news later tonight or tomorrow; it’ll be there.
Here’s the breaking news story from Deutsche Welle:
Several Injured in Attack on Train Near Würzburg, Southern Germany
Multiple injuries have been reported on a train near Würzburg after a man went on a stabbing rampage. According to Bavaria’s Interior Ministry, the suspect has been shot dead by police.
A police operation is underway in the German town of Heidingsfeld, part of the southern city of Würzburg, after a man launched an attack on a passenger train at around 9.15pm local time (1915 UTC) on Monday.
According to Bavaria’s Interior Ministry, a 17-year-old Afghan shouted “Allahu Akbar” before launching the attack using a knife and axe. The suspect was shot dead by police as he attempted to flee the scene.
Three people were seriously injured and a fourth suffered light injuries. Another 14 people were reportedly held up in the train.
Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Hermann said the possibility of life-threatening injuries couldn’t be ruled out.
The train route between Ochsenfurt and Würzburg has been closed.