Europe

Police kill attacker who slashed passengers on German train

  • A firetruck blocks a road in Wuerzburg, southern Germany, Monday evening, July 18, 2016. A man attacked people in a train and injured more than a dozen. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)

    A firetruck blocks a road in Wuerzburg, southern Germany, Monday evening, July 18, 2016. A man attacked people in a train and injured more than a dozen. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • An ambulance stands at a road block in Wuerzburg, southern Germany, Monday evening July 18, 2016. A man attacked people in a train and injured several of them. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)

    An ambulance stands at a road block in Wuerzburg, southern Germany, Monday evening July 18, 2016. A man attacked people in a train and injured several of them. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A firefighter stands at a road block in Wuerzburg, southern Germany, Monday evening July 18, 2016. A man attacked people in a train and injured more than a dozen. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)

    A firefighter stands at a road block in Wuerzburg, southern Germany, Monday evening July 18, 2016. A man attacked people in a train and injured more than a dozen. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police say multiple people have been injured after a man slashed them on a train in southern Germany before being shot to death by police.

The dpa news agency reported that Wuerzburg police said Monday that the man attacked passengers on a regional train in Bavaria with "blunt and slashing" weapons and several people possibly had life-threatening injuries.

They would not comment on German media reports that the man had attacked passengers with an ax.

The Bavarian Interior Ministry confirmed media reports that police had shot and killed the attacker.

Further details were not immediately available.