Authorities said the attacker Fatmir H. is a Muslim from Kosovo but at this time they are ruling out terrorism. Hmm.
— Conflict News (@Conflicts) March 9, 2017
— Thomas Knoop (@Thomas_BILDde) March 10, 2017
The attacker was identified last night as Muslim Fatmir H. from Kosovo but authorities are not calling this a terror attack.
Seven people including two police officers were injured when a man wielding an axe went on the rampage at a train station in Dusseldorf.
The suspected culprit, identified as Fatmir H, from Kosovo, has been arrested and German anti-terror police confirmed they are not hunting anyone else.
The 36-year-old ran towards a nearby underground station and jumped from a bridge as he attempted to flee.
But he was arrested after seriously injuring himself in his unsuccessful escape attempt and is now being treated in hospital.
Police said he was in an ‘exceptional mental state’ at the time.
Pictures from Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof, the city’s main station, showed one of the victims lying helplessly on the floor as paramedics rushed to their aid.
His victims included three men, a woman and a 13-year-old girl, with the teenager suffering lacerations to her upper arm. Three were seriously injured.
A motive for the attack has not yet been determined but the suspect, believed to be from Kosovo, suffers from mental health problems. Police said this morning that they had ruled out an Islamic fundamentalist motive for the attack.