At least 14 wounded in suspected knife attack in Lubeck, Germany

A public service bus stands in Kuecknitz near Luebecknorthern Germany, after several people were injured in the bus in an assault by a man wielding a knife on July 20, 2018. Police said eight people were injured. "The perpetrator had a kitchen knife".

Meanwhile, the scene around the bus stop has been cordoned off, with the police operation being underway.

The driver immediately stopped the vehicle, allowing passengers to escape, according to the paper, Agence France-Presse reported. "It was awful, and then the injured were taken away", another eyewitness told the newspaper.

He said authorities were still trying to determine the circumstances of the attack.

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Regional interior minister for the state of Schleswig-Holstein, Hans-Joachim Grote, told news agency DPA that six people suffered knife wounds and three others different injuries.

"Luckily no-one was killed", said Luebeck chief prosecutor Ulla Hingst.

The suspect, believed to be in his 30s, fled the bus and was quickly arrested by police.

"The background to the crime is still unclear and the subject of the ongoing investigation", the police and prosecutor's office said in a statement. "The perpetrator was overpowered and is now in police custody". Twelve people, including the man driving the truck when it was hijacked, were killed.

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