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Police Confirm Eight Injured in Knife Attack on a Bus in Northern Germany

There is no information about the gravity or situation of the injured.

Emergency team members work in the place where twelve people were injured, two of them seriously, in an attack committed by a man armed with a knife in an urban bus, in the German city of Lubeck, on July 20, 2018.

A total of eight people were injured, one of them seriously, during an attack perpetrated by a man inside a public transport bus that ran through the German city of Lubeck (north), police sources reported today.

The alleged assailant, who was arrested shortly after by a police patrol, is a man of about 30 years and Iranian origin, according to coincidental information from the regional public television NDR and the NTV news channel.

The police sources indicated that the identity of the attacker is still being verified, as well as that he had been arrested while investigating the contents of an abandoned backpack that remained on the bus.

According to information from eyewitnesses collected by NTV, the attack occurred when the bus was full to overflowing with passengers heading to the neighboring town of Travemünde.

The driver of the vehicle quickly opened the doors as soon as the assault took place to allow the passengers to be safe.

Police officers who were in the area proceeded to arrest the attacker shortly after, which managed to reduce a group of passengers.

The city police have reported that it is carrying out a strong operation in the area where the attack took place, as well as that it had not caused any deaths, contrary to what was initially reported by local media, which had also spoken of twelve wounded, two of whom they are serious.

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