The suspect had attempted to evade capture by jumping off a bridge.
This is a developing story.
The likely terror attack took place in the main train station in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Five have been confirmed injured.
According to reports, one man attempted to flee and jumped from a bridge, but seriously injured himself and was captured.
At least five people have been injured after an axe-wielding man went on a rampage at a Dusseldorf train station.
One man has been arrested and German anti-terror police believe that others are now on the run.
Reports claim that the man ran towards a nearby underground station and jumped from a bridge as he attempted to flee.
He was arrested after seriously injuring himself in his unsuccessful escape attempt and is now being treated in hospital.
Pictures from Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof, the city’s main station, showed one of the victims lying helplessly on the floor as paramedics rushed to their aid.
Three men, a woman and a 13-year-old girl were injured the attack, with the teenager suffering lacerations to her upper arm.
Police could not confirm how serious victims’ injuries are, but some were seen treated in ambulances at the scene.
A police spokesman said: ‘A person, probably armed with an ax, attacked people at random. At least five people were injured, one of them very seriously.’
Police said an ax was recovered and officers were searching the area in and around the station, which has been closed for the investigation.
Frantic footage from a smartphone has captured the moment terrified passengers fled the scene, with many screaming as they sprinted away from the station.
A station attendant told German newspaper, Bild, that a man had attacked people after jumping off a train.
They said: ‘We were standing on the track, waiting for the train. The train came, and suddenly someone jumped out with an ax, hit the people.
‘There was blood everywhere. I have experienced a lot, but I have never experienced it.’
Read more: Daily Mail
Cellphone videos show the chaos at the scene:
Here, the injured are being treated inside the station:
Emergency services arrive:
In the past year, Germany has suffered numerous frightening attacks.
Although information on the perpetrators and the captured man, has not been released — wanna bet that it’s a Lutheran?
I’m guessing it’s not.
Do you think it could have anything to do with Germany’s ‘Open Door’ immigration policy?
Nah, that’s probably not it.