Germany: Two stabbed to death at train station in North Rhine-Westphalia

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Police cordoned off a train station in the city of Iserlohn in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia after a man and woman were brutally attacked by an assailant with a knife. Dozens of people witnessed the assault take place, including about 20 people attending a wedding party.

Following the deadly stabbing which saw a 32-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man murdered, a 43-year-old suspect was detained by German police.

According to the German news agency DPA, a police spokesman said that the attacker was detained on the spot without incident, Welt reports.

“Our investigation suggests so far that there is no other cause than that the reason for it lies in their personal relationship,” the police spokesman said.

At the scene of the crime, police investigators also found a two-month-old baby. According to a police spokesman, thee murdered 32-year-old was the mother of the baby girl. The baby survived and wasn’t injured.