DPA later quoted Schleswig-Holstein state interior minister Sabine Sutterlin-Wach as saying that two people were killed and five others were wounded in the attack. The attack happened at 3:00 pm local time. The news agency said the train station in Brockstad was closed for several hours. Police did not provide dpa with any information on the identity of the suspect, saying their possible motives were being investigated. The police agencies concerned could not be immediately contacted on Wednesday.
There have been stabbings on trains in Germany before.
On November 6, 2021, there was a stabbing in a high speed train in Germany. The train was between Regensburg and the city of Nuremberg at the time of the attack. However, no one was killed in that attack. Germany is already a target of terrorists. In such a situation, the terrorist conspiracy behind this incident also cannot be ruled out.