The fatal knife attack in Brokstedt (Schleswig-Holstein) brings back memories.
Violent criminals armed with knives have attacked people on trains or at German train stations on a number of occasions.
Brokstedt/Kiel – Two people were killed and seven injured in the knife attack in Brokstedt (Schleswig-Holstein) on Wednesday (January 25).
The 33-year-old attacker was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, police said.
Read here what is known about the deadly attack on the regional train.
According to Transport Minister Claus Ruhe Madsen (independent), there has never been a violent crime on a train as serious as the deadly knife attack on Wednesday in Schleswig-Holstein, reports the dpa news agency.
Similar incidents have happened again and again in recent years.
Herzogenrath, May 2022
: Four passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a knife attack on a regional train.
Several passengers overwhelm the Iraqi perpetrator.
There is no evidence of terrorism or religious radicalization.
In January 2023, the district court in Aachen ordered the 35-year-old to be placed in a psychiatric hospital.
Bavaria, November 2021
: In an ICE that is currently traveling between Regensburg and Nuremberg, a 27-year-old injured four men with a knife, some seriously.
In December 2022, the Palestinian perpetrator, who grew up in Syria, was sentenced to 14 years in prison.
The court assumes a radical Islamist background.
The defense appeals.
Rommerskirchen, March 2021
: A 25-year-old stabs a 16-year-old on a regional train in the Rhein-Kreis Neuss.
The youth is badly injured.
Before that, the perpetrator had been caught during a check on the train without a ticket.
In October 2021, the drug addict Pole will receive a prison sentence of eight years.
Aschaffenburg, April 2017
: In an ICE, a 43-year-old injured a fellow passenger with a knife in the neck.
Police officers and Bundeswehr soldiers overwhelm the heavily intoxicated attacker.
In November 2017, the Aschaffenburg district court sentenced the accused Dutchman to eight years in prison.
There are no indications of a terrorist background.
Würzburg, July 2016:
On a regional train, a 17-year-old attacked passengers with an ax and knife, injuring four of them.
On the run, he attacks another passer-by.
Police officers shoot the Afghan refugee, who described himself in a video as a fighter for the terrorist militia Islamic State.
Munich, May 2016
: At the Grafing S-Bahn station, a 27-year-old man stabbed himself, killing one person and injuring three.
The native of Hesse comes after a judgment of the Munich District Court II in August 2017 permanently in the psychiatric ward.