Authorities confirmed that an attack took place at a train station near Munich, Germany on Tuesday where a man armed with a four-inch knife assailed people, killing one and injuring three.
Police have reported a witness saying that the armed German man, 27, shouted, “Allahu Akbar” (“God is great” in Arabic). An Islamist motive is being suspected behind the attack, though the regional ministry disagreed to the suspicions as there was no evidence of any terrorist involvements. The armed man was arrested after the incident in Grafing, 25 miles from Munich’s city centre.
The authorities confirmed the arrest of the German national and said that he had certain mental and drug problems. He made the attack on commuters at the S-Bahn station near Munich early morning. A 50-year-old was stabbed and was taken to the hospital shortly after but died. According to RTE News, the other victims who were aged 43 and 58 were not severely injured and are now in a stable condition, officials confirmed.
Bavarian State Police spokesman Karl-Heinz Segerer said that one of the victims was stabbed on the train while a second victim was attacked on the platform. The suspect also attacked two other people who were on their bicycles at the entrance to the station. Bavaria’s Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann confirmed that the suspect has been apprehended in another part of Germany and was alleged of using drugs at that moment. “So far there are no findings that are relevant to state security about this person,” he said as quoted by NBC News.
The minister added that the suspect’s name was not found in the database of Islamists or ISIS sympathisers. On the other hand, prosecutor Ken Heidenreich addressed a press conference and said the statements being recorded by the German man were inconsistent and hence there was a doubt where to hold the man criminally responsible.