Are terror attacks on the rise in Germany? Officials won’t say, but there was an odd coincidence of double attacks around the city of Düsseldorf in the last 12 hours.
Last night, a man with an axe injured nine people at the city’s main train station.
According to the Telegraph a 36-year-old man started randomly attacking passengers shortly before 9:00 pm local time on a local train.
He continued his rampage when the train arrived at the station, where he attacked passersby on several platforms and in the station’s main hall.
The attacker then tried to escape by jumping from a bridge onto a street, suffering serious injuries including broken bones in the fall.
Police said the man, now living in the nearby German city of Wuppertal, was taken to hospital and was initially not in a position to be questioned.
He was reported to be from “the former Yugoslavia” — which is a funny way to describe it, since by now we know about Bosnia, Serbia, etc. etc.
Police have so far said there is no evidence that the attack was terror-related and that it is certain the suspect acted alone.
A German police spokesman said last night there were no indications the Dusseldorf attack was terrorism. “We are not using the words ‘rampage’ or ‘terror’,” the spokesman said.
Then this morning, a man with a machete attacked and seriously injured an 80-year-old man in a car park. The victim is said to be “seriously injured” and the “unidentified assailant” is believed to be on the run.
German authorities have heightened security measures following a series of attacks in public places over the past year.
Aside from the Berlin Christmas market attack, Isil claimed two attacks in Germany in late July – on a train near Wuerzburg and on a music festival in Ansbach – in which asylum-seekers wounded 20 people in total.
In addition, nine people were shot and killed in an attack in a shopping centre in Munich in July.
But hey, let’s open our arms to un-vetted refugees just like GERMANY!
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]