German prosecutors charge bus attacker with attempted murder

Policemen secure a street where a public service bus stands, in Kuecknitz near Luebeck, northern Germany, after several people were injured in the bus, in an assault by a man wielding a knife on July 20, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 21 July 2018
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German prosecutors charge bus attacker with attempted murder

  • German prosecutors are charging a 34-year-old man who attacked passengers on a crowded city bus with a knife in the northern town of Luebeck on Friday with attempted murder.
  • The suspect is also being charged with serious bodily harm and arson for trying to set the bus on fire.

BERLIN: German prosecutors are charging a 34-year-old man who attacked passengers on a crowded city bus with a knife in the northern town of Luebeck on Friday with attempted murder.
Luebeck prosecutors said in a statement Saturday they're also charging the German-Iranian dual citizen with serious bodily harm and arson for trying to set the bus on fire.
The suspect, who wasn't identified by name, was arrested at the scene and remains in custody.
Ten people were injured in the attack, three of them seriously, including a 21-year-old Dutchman who was operated on overnight.
Prosecutor Ulla Hingst said the suspect hasn't spoken to investigators and his motive remains unclear.
German news channel Spiegel TV quoted the man's father as saying his son, who lived locally, suffered from psychological problems.


Shooting at London tube station leaves 3 people injured

Updated 21 August 2018
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Shooting at London tube station leaves 3 people injured

  • Police say the incident is not terror-related

LONDON: A shooting at London’s Kingsbury tube station has left three people injured, police said on Monday night, adding that the shooting is “not terror related.”

“Police and LAS (London Ambulance Service) were alerted at around 2145hrs on Monday, 20 August, to reports of shots fired in Kingsbury Road, NW9,” the Met police said in a statement.

The injured people are not believed to be in a life-threatening condition, the police said.

“A crime scene is in place and local roads are closed. There has been no arrest at this early stage,” the statement added.