Two injured in knife attack on Austrian train

Aug 16, 2016, 21:03 IST | PTI

At least two passengers were injured when a knife-wielding man went on a stabbing spree in a train in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg on Tuesday, the media reported

Vienna: At least two passengers were injured when a knife-wielding man went on a stabbing spree in a train in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg on Tuesday, the media reported.

Austrian policemen arrest a suspect on August 16, 2016 at the train station Sulz-Röthis in Vorarlberg, Austria, after he had attacked two train passengers with a knife. The 60-year-old German man, who obviously is suffering from psychological problems, has severely injured two passengers before he could be overpowered by the help of another passenger. / AFP PHOTO
Austrian policemen arrest a suspect on August 16, 2016 at the train station Sulz-Röthis in Vorarlberg, Austria, after he had attacked two train passengers with a knife. Pic/AFP

The attacker, a 60-year-old German national, was arrested by police and the case is under investigation, Xinhua news agency reported.

The injured were sent to a hospital for treatment and their condition could not be immediately confirmed.


An Austrian policeman stands next to a suspect sitting on a platform after he was arrested on Tuesday at the train station Sulz-Röthis in Vorarlberg, Austria, after he had attacked two train passengers with a knife. The 60-year-old German man, who obviously is suffering from psychological problems, has severely injured two passengers before he could be overpowered by the help of another passenger. Pic/AFP

The attack took place in Roethis locality near the border with Switzerland.

There have been several incidents involving knife attacks on trains in Europe over the past weeks.

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