BERLIN (AP) — Two people were killed and another seriously wounded in a stabbing Tuesday in southwestern Germany, police said. The suspected assailant was detained.
Police said that they were alerted to the stabbing in a suburb of the city of Ludwigshafen on Tuesday afternoon. The 25-year-old suspect, a Somali citizen, initially fled the scene and was detained in a drugstore.
Officers used their firearms in the process and he was seriously injured, but not in life-threatening condition, police said.
Police later said the victims who were killed were two German men, ages 20 and 35. The severely injured person is a 27-year-old German.
Further information on the incident and possible motives of the attack weren’t immediately available. Police said there was no danger to the public.