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# Attack
Two teenagers stabbed on train in Austria by German man
Police have ruled out that this was a terrorist attack.

TWO TEENAGERS HAVE been stabbed on a train in western Austria.

The pair were seriously injured by a 60-year-old German man who appeared mentally confused.

Police have ruled out that this was a terrorist attack with AFP reporting that the man is mentally ill.

It’s understood that the man jumped up on and stabbed a 19-year-old man in the chest and stomach, before slashing the neck of a 17-year-old man.

The 60-year-old was arrested after the train pulled into a station and both of the teenagers have been taken to hospital.

It happened near the village of Sulz, in westernmost Vorarlberg province. Police spokesman Horst Spitzhofer told AFP:

The man did not have a migration background. He is by all accounts mentally ill and we are largely excluding a terrorist act.

Police have also ruled out any connection to Saturday’s incident on a Swiss train where a 27-year-old killed one person and injured 5 after attacking passengers with a knife and burning liquid.

Additional reporting by AP and AFP.

Read: ‘No indication’ of terrorism in Swiss train attack>

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