Two killed in knife assault in Germany

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Two killed in knife assault in Germany
A police cordon set up in Ludwigshafen. Photo: picture alliance/dpa | Keutz TV-NEWS

Two people were killed on Tuesday and one person was seriously injured in a stabbing assault in western Germany, police said, adding that the perpetrator was in custody.


The motive was unclear, said police of the incident in the city of Ludwigshafen in Rhineland-Palatinate. 

Officers had fired shots at the suspect before arresting him, a police spokeswoman said.


First accounts indicated that "an individual had attacked another with a knife", said police in a statement.

The crime scene in the Oggersheim area has been cordoned off and there is no danger to the public, they added.

Germany has been hit in recent years by deadly knife attacks, some carried out by extremists and others by people suffering from serious psychological problems.


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