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Brokstedt stabbing
LocationBrokstedt, Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Date25 January 2023
3 p.m. (CET, UTC+01:00)
Attack type
Mass stabbing
WeaponsBladed weapon
Deaths2
Injured8 (including the suspect)

On 25 January 2023, two people were killed in a mass stabbing on a train in Brokstedt, Germany.[1]

Attack

At about 3 p.m. on 25 January 2023, a man stabbed nine people on a moving passenger train in Brokstedt, Steinburg, Schleswig-Holstein, in Northern Germany.[1] The train was travelling from Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein to Hamburg.[1] Two of the victims were killed and seven others injured, three of them severely.[1] The suspect, a young man who was also injured, was arrested and taken to hospital.[1] The deceased victims were identified as a 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old boy.[2]

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Passenger train

Passenger train

A passenger train is a train used to transport people along a railroad line. These trains may consist of unpowered passenger railroad cars hauled by one or more locomotives, or may be self-propelled; self propelled passenger trains are known as multiple units or railcars. Passenger trains stop at stations or depots, where passengers may board and disembark. In most cases, passenger trains operate on a fixed schedule and have priority over freight trains.

Steinburg

Steinburg

Steinburg is a district in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, administered from Itzehoe. It is bounded by the districts of Dithmarschen, Rendsburg-Eckernförde, Segeberg and Pinneberg, and by the Elbe River.

Schleswig-Holstein

Schleswig-Holstein

Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost of the 16 states of Germany, comprising most of the historical duchy of Holstein and the southern part of the former Duchy of Schleswig. Its capital city is Kiel; other notable cities are Lübeck and Flensburg.

Northern Germany

Northern Germany

Northern Germany is a linguistic, geographic, socio-cultural and historic region in the northern part of Germany which includes the coastal states of Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Lower Saxony and the three city-states Berlin, Hamburg and Bremen. It contrasts with Southern Germany, Western Germany and Eastern Germany.

Kiel

Kiel

Kiel is the capital and most populous city in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, with a population of 246,243 (2021).

Suspect

According to Sabine Sütterlin-Waack, the interior minister of Schleswig-Holstein, the suspect in custody is a 33-year-old stateless man from the Palestinian territories was not known to be on any extremist watch lists, but the attack is under investigation.[3][4]

Reactions

Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser wrote on Twitter: "All our thoughts are with the victims of this awful crime and their families."[5]

Source: "Brokstedt stabbing", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 31st), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brokstedt_stabbing.

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References
  1. ^ a b c d e "Two dead and seven injured after man stabs passengers on German train". ITV News. 25 January 2023. Retrieved 25 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Pärchen (17 und 19) getötet – sie waren erst seit einer Woche zusammen". 20Minuten. 28 January 2023.
  3. ^ "Germany: 2 killed, several injured in train knife attack – DW – 01/25/2023". dw.com.
  4. ^ "Two people killed after man stabs passengers on train in Germany". Sky News.
  5. ^ Germany: 2 killed, several injured in train knife attack


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