At least seven people people have been injured, following an axe attack at a railway station in the city of Dusseldorf, in western Germany.
Seven people have been injured in an axe attack at the main railway station in the western German city of Dusseldorf, police say. The attack happened at about 21:00 local time (20:00 GMT) on Thursday.
One man has been arrested. The 36-year-old suspect from the former Yugoslavia suffers from psychological problems, Dusseldorf police said.
They said the assailant “attacked people at random”. No fatalities have been reported.
One person was injured seriously, and the attacker was also badly injured after jumping from a bridge while trying to escape, police said. He is being treated in a hospital.
A large number of police were deployed to search the area for possible further suspects. Rail traffic was halted, but is now reported to have resumed.
The motive for the attack is unclear, and police are not describing it as being related to terrorism.