Dusseldorf Axe Attack – Multiple Injured, Suspect in Custody

By Faye Higbee

An attacker wielding an axe ran through the main train station shortly before 3 p.m. Eastern in Dusseldorf, Germany on March 9, leaving in his wake 7 with injuries. German media stated that 7 were hurt, 3 seriously.

According to the German paper BILD,

The offender violates seven people, including two police, according to the police. Three people are seriously injured. Among the victims, according to BILD information is a 13-year-old girl.

A people waited for their trains at the Hauptbahnhof station, a man jumped off the train with an axe and started slashing people. Though 3 were seriously injured, police stated that none of the injuries were life-threatening.

He then fled the scene and was arrested after he jumped from an overpass. He injured himself in the process and broke some bones.

“We were standing on the track, waiting for the train. The train came, and suddenly someone jumped out with an ax [and] hit the people. There was blood everywhere. I have experienced a lot, but I have never experienced [anything like] it.” Dusseldorf station attendant

Heavily armed police immediately canceled incoming and outgoing trains, and initiated a search. A police helicopter was also deployed.  At first reports, 2 others were arrested, but they were found not have nothing to do with the attack. The station was closed until they were finished searching.

It is still unclear if the suspect, a man originally from Yugoslavia, acted alone. German police, as usual are not using the terms “rampage” or “terror.” They say that he is “obviously mentally ill.” But then, that’s what they always say.

Warning, graphic video clip


Featured photo via Twitter