Man Arrested Over Axe Attack At German Train Station, Several People Injured

Axeman in Dusseldorf train station

Several people have been injured in an axe attack at Dusseldorf train station, it has been reported.

The local Rheinsche Post website reported a "large-scale operation" on behalf of police.

Images shared on social media from the scene showed that the station had been cordoned off by police, and helicopters hovered overhead.

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"I helped her wound and called her father", she said.

A spokesman for federal police said two suspected attackers were arrested after the attack that took place at about 9 p.m. (3 p.m. ET) Thursday.

The man arrested was also injured, spokeswoman for Dusseldorf police Anja Kynast said. The rail station remained shut down, he added. "Station closed. I am in the train things look bad #police #terror".

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The station has since been evacuated with a heavy police presence now on scene.

Police confirmed there was an "extensive" operation at the station following reports of "injuries".

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