Knifeman injures two on Austria train
A 60-year-old man with a knife has seriously injured two teenagers on a moving train in western Austria.
The attack, which happened on Tuesday at 06:30 local time (04:30 GMT) near Sulz village, is the third stabbing on a European train in a month.
Austrian police say the man, a German national, appeared mentally disturbed.
He resisted arrest but officers used pepper spray and had the help of a 22-year-old bystander. Together they managed to arrest him.
The perpetrator lunged at a 19-year-old man on the seat opposite him, police said, before attacking a 17-year-old boy. It is not clear whether the victims were travelling together or whether they knew each other.
The 19 year-old has suffered wounds to the stomach and back. The 17 year-old's throat has been injured.
Austrian police said they were searching for a motive.
Similar recent attacks:
- On Saturday, a man in Switzerland killed a woman when he stabbed passengers and set fire to the carriage. He also died. Police say the man, a Swiss national, acted alone and there is no indication of a terrorist motive.
- In July, a teenager armed with an axe and a knife injured four people on a train in the German city of Wuerzburg. Police shot him dead as he fled the scene. Prosecutors said he was an unaccompanied 17-year-old refugee. He had just learned that his friend had been killed in Afghanistan and he wanted to get revenge. The self-styled Islamic State group claimed the attack but there is no evidence that he had been in contact with them.
- In May, a German national with psychological problems and drug addiction killed one person and injured three others in a knife attack at a train station near Munich.
- In August last year, three Americans and a Briton overpowered a would-be attacker on a train in France, preventing a shooting.