Several people have been injured in an axe attack at Dusseldorf train station.
There were reports of a “crazed man” at the scene and two people were arrested.
Previously police had said several attackers were involved and two were arrested, but they later said one suspect was behind the assault, a 36-year-old man from Kosovo living in Wuppertal.
Thus far police have said there was no evidence of terrorism and police said officials had ruled out an Islamist motive for the attack.
Pictures from inside the German city’s Central Station showed people lying on the floor receiving treatment, surrounded by blood.
The country in on high terror alert following several recent attacks.
The station was sealed off by armed anti-terror police and trains were not stopping at the station.
Nine people were apparently injured in the attack, none of the injuries are life-threatening.
One of the attackers reportedly jumped off a bridge in an attempt to flee police, but was captured.
A station attendant told Bild: “We were standing on the track, waiting for the train. The train came, and suddenly someone jumped out with an axe, hit the people. There was blood everywhere.”
Bruno Macedo tweeted: “Breaking: Man with axe chased by police in Dusseldorf. Station closed . I am in the train things look bad #police #terror”
He added: “Stay away from #Dusseldorf train station crazy man with #axe on the lose (sic)”
The Dusseldorf attack comes less than three months after a lorry was driven into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12.
More to follow.