German news agencies are reporting multiple casualties aboard a train in southern Germany, after an ax-wielding man went on a rampage before being shot to death.
Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann described the attacker as a 17-year-old Afghan national who lived in the German town of Ochsenfurt.
Earlier reports, quoting Wurzburg police, said the attacker struck on a regional train about 9 p.m. local time with "blunt and slashing" weapons described by witnesses as an ax and a knife. The assailant was later shot dead as he attempted to flee the scene.
Police said at least three passengers suffered serious wounds.
Authorities have not speculated on a motive for the attack. They say the train route between Ochsenfurt and Wurzburg has been closed.
Ax-wielding Assailant Wounds 3 Passengers on German Train