BERLIN – Two people were killed and another wounded in a stabbing on Tuesday in southwestern Germany, police said. The suspected assailant was detained.
Police said that they were alerted to the stabbing in a suburb of the city of Ludwigshafen on Tuesday afternoon.
The 25-year-old suspect, a Somali citizen, initially fled the scene and was detained in a drugstore.
Officers used their firearms in the process and he was seriously injured, but not in life-threatening condition, police said.
Police later said the victims who were killed were two German men, aged 20 and 35. The severely injured person is a 27-year-old German.