13:14 GMT19 January 2021
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    At least three men fired shots at a high-speed train carrying 400 passengers near Frankfurt Airport in Germany using an air gun Monday Afternoon, local media reported Tuesday, citing police.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Xinhua News Agency, the shooting took place on a train carrying 400 passengers, en route from Munich to Essen, as it approached Frankfurt Airport Station. The incident was reported to have happened at around 3.30 p.m. local time (13:30 GMT) on Monday.

    The train's windshield was damaged, the media outlet Focus Online reported, adding that passengers did not sustain injuries.

    Police have not managed to catch the perpetrators.

    This is not the first shooting incident that has taken place on a German train. In June the shooting occurred at a train station in Unterfoehring, a suburb of Munich when the offender attacked a police patrol officer during a routine document check. Four people were injured in the shooting, including the attacker and a policewoman who was hospitalized with a severe wound to the head.

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