A male suspect was arrested at the scene by police officers, as the station was closed down and emergency services rushed to attend to the injured.

16:06, Wed, Jan 25, 2023 | UPDATED: 16:15, Wed, Jan 25, 2023

Two people have been killed in a knife attack

Two people have been killed in a knife attack in Germany (Image: GETTY )

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Two people have been killed and at least five others injured after a male suspect wielding a knife attacked passengers on a train travelling to Hamburg. The incident occurred shortly before 3pm on the locomotive just before it arrived at Brokstedt station near Neumunster, a town in northern Germany. An eyewitness told KN-online that people in his train carriage panicked when three girls ran in and told them a man with a knife was on the train.

BREAKING ������������ : A knife attack on a train going from Kiel to Hamburg in #Germany

Multiple people injured following knife attack on train between Kiel and Hamburg, #Germany, police say; suspect reportedly arrested in Brokstedt pic.twitter.com/WyxiCllVP0

— Zaid Ahmd  (@realzaidzayn) January 25, 2023

An initial statement from a federal police spokesman said at least five people had been wounded and two killed. 

A third person is believed to be in critical condition, according to the German publication BILD. 

Police did not give out any information on the suspect's identity and said his possible motives were under investigation. 

Reports have suggested, however, that the man is of Syrian nationality.