The 21-year-old Frisian man who was seriously injured after being stabbed on a bus in Lübeck is reportedly no longer in critical condition.
Translation by Traci White
One of the man’s friends informed the Leeuwarder Courant that even though his injuries are not life threatening, his friend still has a long way to go to recover from his wounds. He did not specify what kinds of injuries his friend was dealing with.
The German Public Prosecutor is accusing the 34-year-old German man of Iranian descent with attempted murder after he stabbed 12 people on a bus on Friday afternoon. The German authorities also accuse him of arson – the man also set a bag on fire, apparently in an attempt to set the vehicle on fire.
The bus driver reportedly confronted the attacker and used a fire extinguisher to douse the flames on the bus. The motive of the attacker is not yet clear, but the suspect’s father told German media that his son suffered from delusions and paranoia.
The Frisian man who remains hospitalised was visiting Germany with three former classmates from Beyers Naudé secondary school in Leeuwarden. Omrop Fryslân reports that the Christian school has posted a message on its website expressing support for its former students, their families and their fellow travellers.
Photo source: Leeuwarder Courant