A knifeman has been killed in Germany after he stabbed two people including a police officer on an intercity train. The attacker critically injured the cop, believed to be 22-years-old, before he was shot dead, according to local reports. The man allegedly took out his weapon at around 7 pm local time while on board the train, initially attacking a male fellow passenger.

As the train arrived in Flensburg, on the Danish border, at 7:06 pm, two off-duty police officers are said to have boarded. One of the officers was stabbed when she tried to intervene before her colleague shot the attacker. Federal police confirmed late on Wednesday that a knife attack had taken place near the central train station in the northern city.


Bild reported the attacker had been shot while rushing at police with a knife. Hanspeter Schwartz, of the Federal Police, said two people were critically injured and one person died.

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