You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

Knife man kills baby, ex-wife in German train station

AFP  |  Hamburg 

A man from stabbed to death his German ex-wife and their one-year-old daughter in a brutal attack in a busy train station today, police said.

The bloody knife killings took place mid-morning in the busiest subway station of Hamburg, Germany's second-biggest city.

"The crime was very, very terrible in its execution, very targeted and very, very extreme," said

"We currently assume it was a crime of passion." The 33-year-old suspect initially ran off but then phoned police, who arrested him inside the Jungfernstieg underground station.

Police said the child died immediately in the attack around 0850 GMT and the 34-year-old woman succumbed to her injuries in hospital.

Police and firefighters responded in large numbers, and trauma counselling was offered to witnesses and emergency responders.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 19:45 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU