FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Two men were fatally wounded Friday in a shooting and stabbing attack at a court complex in Frankfurt, police said.
The incident happened at about 8:45 a.m. at the state court in Germany's financial capital. The two victims were aged 45 and 50; police didn't give other details about their identities but said that one died at the scene and the other shortly afterward at a hospital.
Police spokesman Ruediger Reges told N24 television that the attacker is believed to have fired shots in a courtyard at the courthouse, fatally wounding one of the victims. The other apparently fled inside the building, but the assailant followed and stabbed him.
The suspected attacker fled on foot but was arrested near the courthouse, he said. A police statement said he was a 47-year-old Afghan national and resident of Eschborn, a town near Frankfurt.
There was no immediate word on any possible motive.