According to German media reports, the perpetrator is a Syrian (27) who has since been caught by the police. According to picture information, three men ((26, 39, 60) were seriously injured. The perpetrator is said to have had psychological problems. Abdalrahman A. is said to have called for help on the train. He traveled to Germany in 2014. There were around 300 passengers in the ICE.Luck in misfortune: Two support units were in the vicinity at the time of the crime.
The attack occurred at around 9 a.m. near Neumarkt in the Upper Palatinate. The criminal police and evidence security then secured the tracks in the ICE. Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer also commented on the knife attack: “The cruel knife attack from the ICE is terrible. I hope that the injured and those who witnessed what happened will recover quickly and completely. I would like to thank everyone, especially the police and the train crew, for their courageous efforts, which prevented even worse things from happening. Rapid intervention means that there is no longer any acute danger for others. “