Knife attack on the ICE to Hamburg: the perpetrator lost his job on Friday


Seubersdorf / Passau – After the knife attack on the ICE between Regensburg and Nuremberg on Saturday morning, the investigators are increasingly assuming that the perpetrator has a psychological problem. Abdalrahman A. (27) is said to have acted for personal and not terrorist reasons.

BILD learned from security circles: A. should not have lost his job until Friday. Was that why he went crazy? According to BILD information, the Syrian is said to suffer from paranoid schizophrenia. He is said to be paranoid.

During interrogation, he stated that he thought a victim on the ICE was trying to attack him.

The police and public prosecutor’s office gave further information on the background at a press conference in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz this Sunday.

On Saturday morning, three men aged 26, 39 and 60 were seriously wounded on the train and were taken to hospitals. The police arrested a 27-year-old man as a suspected perpetrator. The Syrian is said to have been in Germany since 2014 and most recently lived in Passau.

Deployment in Passau in a student dormitory, the place of residence of the perpetrator

In Passau there was a major police operation on Saturday afternoon, as a spokesman for the Upper Palatinate police headquarters said. At first, he did not confirm a connection with the bloody act on the ICE. But according to BILD information, it should be the place of residence of the perpetrator. A student residence on Dr.-Hans-Kapfinger-Straße.

The Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (65, CSU) said: “The police are working flat out to clarify the background of the terrible act and the motives of the perpetrator as quickly as possible.” According to the police, there are no indications of other perpetrators. The Regensburg criminal investigation department and the Nuremberg-Fürth public prosecutor’s office are investigating

Heavily armed police and paramedics accompany passengers from the ICE

Photo: Fabian Schreiner

Press conference announced for 1 p.m.

Police President Norbert Zink, two other police officers and the senior public prosecutor Gerhard Neuhof invited to a press conference in the Neumarkt district office on Sunday at 1 p.m. It is to be broadcast live on the Facebook page of the Upper Palatinate Police. “Here the details of the events are presented,” announced the police.

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In Passau there was a parallel police operation on Saturday. Presumably at the perpetrator’s place of residence

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Shortly after 9 a.m., emergency calls were received by the police and rescue services. The ICE stopped halfway between Regensburg and Nuremberg at the small Seubersdorf train station near Neumarkt in the Upper Palatinate. Because the situation was initially completely unclear, the police moved in with a large contingent and evacuated the train. According to the Red Cross, around 200 passengers were looked after and catered for in an inn until late afternoon. The ICE route between Regensburg and Nuremberg was only released again in the evening.

Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (72, CSU) expressed his horror and called for prudence. An evaluation is only possible after clarification of the background.

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