20 passengers on a train in northern Bavaria was attacked by a teenager holding an axe and a knife, according to local police.
One person sustained light injuries and three people were seriously hurt and before the attacker was shot dead by police, a police spokesman said on Monday evening.
The attacker was a 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker who had arrived in Germany as an unaccompanied minor and had been living with a foster family in Ochsenfurt, south of Würzburg, for “a few months”, stated by Bavaria’s interior minister, Joachim Herrmann. He also stated ,”After passengers managed to alert the driver, the train was stopped in the Heidingsfeld district of Würzburg and the attacker initially managed to flee from the train on foot,A police task force that happened to be in the vicinity then pursued the attacker, shooting dead the teenager, who was carrying an axe and a knife when he had attacked members of the unit.”
The question that rises up is whether the attack had an Islamist background, Herrmann said one witness inside the train said the teenager had shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the assault. The report was being investigated.
After entering the home of the teenagers room, the founding of the ISIS flag was confmred to be found.