Dusseldorf station attack: 'Several injured' after man goes on axe rampage

Dusseldorf station attack: 'Several injured' after man goes on axe rampage

German police swarmed the main train station in the city of Dusseldorf after an ax attack left several people injured, authorities said.

One photo from the scene shows paramedics treating someone lying on the ground, taped off by a cordon.

Anti-terror police swooped on the station in western Germany today after reports of a "crazed man" on the loose.

German police say two suspected attackers have been arrested after the incident that took place on Thursday at 9pm.

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Federal police spokesman for North Rhine-Wesphalia state, Rainer Kerstiens, told Deutsche Welle it appeared to be an attack and a search was still underway.

Kerstiens said the number of people injured was around five.

"Train is not stopping in #Dusseldorf #police closed the station". "Stay away from #Dusseldorf train station insane man with #axe on the lose".

A passenger on a Dusseldorf bound train, Bruno Macedo, tweeted: "Breaking: Man with axe chased by police in Dusseldorf".