Fourteen other folks were wounded, some seriously, in a knife assault on a bus within the German town of Luebeck, local stories say.
Police in the city, within the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein, mentioned an incredible police operation was once beneath method.
Unconfirmed local media stories said police had detained the attacker.
“there is lately a major police deployment in Luebeck. we’re inspecting the location and can supply additional information later,” police mentioned.
Police spokesman Dierk Duerbook advised Germany’s Bild newspaper that nobody had been killed in the assault.
Symbol copyright AFP Image caption Police mentioned there was a “leading operation” underneath manner