Axe-attack in Germany,seven injured

Axe-attack in Germany,seven injured

BERLIN: The man presumed to be behind the axe-attack in a train station in Germany’s Dusseldorf that injured seven people on Thursday was suffering from “mental problems”, local police said.

“The arrested suspect is a 36-year-old man from the former Yugoslavia who apparently suffers from mental problems,” police said in a statement.

Police initially gave the number of injured as five, but updated that to seven in a later statement.

Earlier, an axe-wielding attacker suffering from mental health problems injured seven people at the main train station in the German city of Dusseldorf late Thursday, police told AFP.

Previously police had said several attackers were involved and two were arrested but they later said one suspect was behind the assault, a 36-year-old man from the former Yugoslavia.

“An assailant probably armed with an axe attacked people at random” at about 8.50 pm local time (1950 GMT), city police said in a statement.  AFP

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