Published: Sat, July 21, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Eight injured after knife attack on bus in Germany

Eight injured after knife attack on bus in Germany

Ten people were injured, three of them seriously.

The prosecutor's office said the incident began when the attacker set fire to a backpack on the bus.

The authorities on July 20 said there was no information on the motive for the attack on a local bus in the northern city of Luebeck.

The backpack, which reportedly contains flammable fluid remains on the bus.

The police would not confirm that number but said nobody was killed in the attack.

Five of the victims are still receiving hospital treatment.

Lübeck police were not immediately available for comment.

Prosecutor Hingst told mass-market daily BILD that the suspected attacker is "a 34-year-old German citizen of Iranian origin", and added: "We have no indication of political radicalisation of any kind".

A bus stands on a street in Luebeck, northern Germany, after a man attacked people inside.

He is not believed to have been politically radicalised and there were no signs of a terrorist background, said officials. She said the weapon that the assailant apparently used was a knife, but that is still under investigation.

"Luckily no-one was killed", Hingst said.

The bus was travelling from Luebeck to the neighbouring seaside resort of Travemuende, where an annual regatta, the Travemuender Woche, was opening later Friday.

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