Monday, July 18, 2016

Germany: Afghan man shot dead after attacking people on a train with an axe

(Berlin) Police in Germany have shot dead a 17-year-old Afghan who apparently ran amok with an axe on a scheduled train service between Treuchtlingen to Würzburg, injuring 20 people, 3 with life threatening injuries. Due to the severity of the attack, the train made an emergency stop at Würzburg-Heidingsfeld, where armed police were waiting. The perpetrator saw his chance to depart the train and was shot dead while fleeing from security forces, who had no other option but to shoot dead the assailant.