Seven people were injured, three severely, in an ax attack Thursday at Dusseldorf’s main train station, police in Germany said.”A suspect tried to flee and was injured as well,” said an unnamed spokesman who briefed reporters. Two women were among the injured.
“A suspect tried to flee and was injured as well,” said an unnamed spokesman who briefed reporters. Two women were among the injured.
Police believe the suspect, a 36-year-old man who lives in Wuppertal, acted alone in the ax attack. Authorities believe the man has mental problems. Bruno Macedo, a passenger on a train that was due to stop in Dusseldorf, said the train station was closed and his train was diverted to Cologne.
The station remained closed late Thursday as investigators pored over the scene.
South Korea’s Constitutional Court has upheld a decision by the country’s National Assembly to impeach President Park Geun-Hye.
The decision was unanimous, with all eight judges on the court voting to remove Park, the country’s first female president, from office.
Park is the first South Korean president to be impeached. An election for her replacement must be held within 60 days, with Prime Minister and acting President Hwang Kyo-Ahn to set the day.
In December, lawmakers voted to impeach Park by a vote of 234 to 56, stripping away her executive powers. Since then she has remained in the presidential Blue House but has remained largely out of public view.
The court upheld the impeachment because she was judged to have abused her authority in helping Choi raise donations from companies.
Local media and opposition parties have accused Choi of abusing her relationship with the president to force companies to donate millions of dollars to foundations she runs.
The ACLU has submitted an ethics complaint with the Alabama State Bar Disciplinary Commission against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, alleging the former senator violated the code of conduct during his confirmation hearing testimony. “Mr. Sessions is the Attorney General of the United States and violated Rule 8.4 of the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct,” according to the complaint filed Thursday by the ACLU’s Chris Anders, deputy director at the ACLU Washington Legislative Office, where he represents the ACLU before Congress and the executive branch. On March 2, Sessions told reporters at the Justice Department that he will recuse himself from “any existing or future investigations” regarding the 2016 presidential campaign, responding to bipartisan pressure to step aside from a probe into Moscow meddling amid revelations he spoke twice with Russia’s ambassador and didn’t disclose it to Congress.
In a press conference, Sessions pushed back forcefully, however, on allegations he misled lawmakers. Though he testified during his confirmation hearing that he had no “communications” with Russia during the campaign, when he was a top surrogate for then-candidate Donald Trump, Sessions defended his answer as “honest and correct.”