According to BBC, more than 20 people in Germany have been injured after a man with an axe went on the rampage on a train. Police, along with a helicopter, are on the scene in Heidingsfeld, a part of the city of Wurzburg in southern Germany. Local media tweeted that 21 people had been injured, and that the suspect appeared to be shot. Of those 21, it is being reported that 4 are critically injured.
The train line between Wurzburg-Heidingsfeld and Ochsenfurt is now closed closed. So far, there have been no reported fatalities, however, German news agency DPA reported that the police said some of the victims’ injuries were life-threatening.
Update – 5:50 PM EST: Most of the “injured” are being treated for shock.
Update – 5:25 PM EST: According to Sky News, the attacker was shot dead by police as he tried to flee the scene, a police spokesman said.
According to multiple reports, a man wielding an axe has injured up to 21 people who were on a Wurzburg-Heidingsfeld train. The Wall Street Journal’s Anton Troianovski reports that most of those “injured” are being treated for shock.