'Axe attack' on German train commuters

Rescue vehicles and fire engines at road block in Wurzburg, Germany (AAP)
Rescue vehicles and fire engines at road block in Wurzburg, Germany (AAP)

Four people in Germany have been injured after a man with an axe went on a rampage through a train.

Three of the injured are in a critical condition, while fourteen other passengers are being treated for shock.

The Bavarian Interior Minister said that the axe-man was a 17-year-old refugee from Afghanistan.

Police rushed to the train station in Wurzburg-Heidingsfeld, near the southern German city of Wurzburg.

The suspect attempted to escape police by running from the train, and was shot dead.

The train line between Wurzburg-Heidingsfeld and Ochsenfurt is closed.

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