A 27-year-old German man with a knife killed one and injured “several others” in an attack on a train near Munich this morning. According to multiple news outlets, the suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar” before the attack:
BREAKING: Knife-wielding suspected Islamist screaming 'Allahu Akbar' kills 1 and leaves several others injured.https://t.co/JNKmy4EFMb
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) May 10, 2016
Munich knife attack: One man dead after attacker heard shouting 'Allahu Akbar' knifes rail passengers https://t.co/II5XvjPPjb
— Telegraph News (@TelegraphNews) May 10, 2016
VIDEO – Munich knife attack: one man dead and several injured by attacker shouting "Allahu Akbar” https://t.co/5WvwsdszLr
— FRANCE 24 English (@France24_en) May 10, 2016
The attack happened at the Grafting train station south-east of Muncih:
— Info Du Jour (@_InfoDuJour) May 10, 2016
According to officials, the attack may have been “politically motivated” but not details have been released.
One person has died and three others have been injured after a man launched a knife attack at a train station in southern Germany that prosecutors said had “an apparent Islamist motive”.
Knife attacks at station near Munich politically motivated, say police – video https://t.co/kforAj81QT
— Guardian World (@guardianworld) May 10, 2016
Everyone blaming the stabbing near Munich on refugees/migrants might be interested to know the suspect is German https://t.co/qBQhnJQD8x
— Lizzie Dearden (@lizziedearden) May 10, 2016
Police have arrested a 27-year-old German man in connection to the attack, a police spokesman said, adding that a political motive could not be ruled out.
According to a witness quoted in The Telegraph, the “train driver intervened at one point, and tried to beat the man off with a fire extinguisher.”
The attacker was overpowered at the scene and the station sealed off https://t.co/d6ZsVfXxgE
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) May 10, 2016
We’ll update this post as soon as we know more.