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The alleged perpetrator is admitted to psychiatry after a knife attack on a regional train near Aachen

2022-05-14T13:02:29.926Z

A 31-year-old man who was stabbed on a train in North Rhine-Westphalia is apparently mentally ill. The public prosecutor's office is investigating on suspicion of dangerous bodily harm and attempted insidious murder.



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Police officers take the alleged perpetrator away

Photo: Ralf Roeger / dpa

After attacking several people on a regional train in North Rhine-Westphalia with a knife on Friday, the 31-year-old alleged perpetrator was admitted to a psychiatric clinic.

The public prosecutor's office in Aachen announced that three cases were being investigated on suspicion of dangerous bodily harm and attempted insidious murder.

It is highly probable that a psychotic experience on the part of the accused was the cause.

The public prosecutor emphasized that there were no indications of a terrorist background or religious radicalization of the suspect.

According to the public prosecutor's office, the man suddenly pulled out a kitchen knife on the train in Herzogenrath near Aachen and stabbed several fellow passengers.

In the end, five people and the attacker himself were injured.

A fellow passenger - supported by other people, including a federal police officer - overpowered and disarmed the 31-year-old.

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Source: spiegel

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