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German prosecutors charge bus attacker

By AAP Newswire

German prosecutors are charging a 34-year-old man with attempted murder over a knife attack on passengers on a crowded city bus in the northern town of Luebeck.

Luebeck prosecutors said in a statement on Saturday they're also charging the German-Iranian dual citizen with serious bodily harm and arson for trying to set the bus on fire on Friday.

The suspect, who wasn't identified by name, was arrested at the scene and remains in custody.

Ten people were injured in the attack, three of them seriously, including a 21-year-old Dutchman who was operated on overnight.

Prosecutor Ulla Hingst said the suspect hasn't spoken to investigators and his motive remains unclear.

German news channel Spiegel TV quoted the man's father as saying his son, who lived locally, suffered from psychological problems.