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    Policemen stand near a public service bus 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

    Man Attacks Bus Passengers in Germany Leaving at Least 14 Injured – Reports

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    Following the incident in the German city of Lubeck, the scene around the bus stop has been cordoned off. Trains to the city district of Kucknitz have been disrupted due to the police operation currently underway.

    According to the Bild newspaper, 12 people have been slightly injured and two other passengers seriously wounds as a result of an attack on a public bus.

    The police have confirmed that there were no fatalities and that the attacker was detained and is currently in custody.

    The interior minister of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein stated that the police did not assume that there was a terrorist motive behind the attack. The Lubecker Nachrichten portal reported that the assailant is a 34-year-old man who came from Iran but now is a German national who has lived in Lubeck for years.

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    The scene around the bus stop has been cordoned off, with a police operation underway.

    Lubecker Nachrichten, citing eyewitness reports, said that the fully packed bus was moving in the direction of Travemunde when one of the passengers suddenly took a knife out of his backpack and started to attack people. The driver stopped the bus immediately and opened the doors so that people could flee. At the time, a police vehicle was passing nearby and the incident caught the officers' attention.

    "The passengers were jumping out of the bus shouting, it was awful, and then the injured were taken away, the attacker had a kitchen knife," an eyewitness said, as quoted by Lubecker Nachrichten.

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