Seven people, of which two were police officers, were injured when a man wielding an axe jumped out of a train and started hacking away. Three men, a woman and a 13 year old girl were struck. Three of these people were seriously injured. He was caught after leaping from a bridge, seriously injuring himself in the process.
Policeman have come out with a statement saying this was NOT an act of terrorism, but that the man was just mentally ill. According to police, the man was in an ‘exceptional mental state’ at the time.
The suspect has been identified as Fatmir H, from Kosova. After being arrested by German anti-terror police, they have confirmed that there are no other suspects in this crime.
From Jihad Watch:
A motive for the attack has not yet been determined but the suspect, believed to be from Kosovo, suffers from mental health problems. Police said this morning that they had ruled out an Islamic fundamentalist motive for the attack.
‘A person, probably armed with an axe, attacked people at random,’ police said in a statement. Seven people were injured, three of them seriously, they said.
The suspect, who was earlier described as being from ‘the former Yugoslavia’ and living in the nearby city of Wuppertal, suffered serious injuries and was being treated in a hospital.
‘The suspect appears to have had psychological problems,’ police said