At least one man has been killed and three injured after a knife-wielding man reportedly shouting “Allah Akbar” attacked people at Grafing train station near the Bavarian capital, local media reported.
Apart from ‘Allahu Akbar’ the man was heard shouting “unbelievers,” Das Bild newspaper reported, citing local witnesses.
The prosecutor has confirmed the death of a 50-year-old man. He added that “two people are badly wounded, one is in critical condition.” The three injured are aged 58, 43 and 55.
A 27-year-old German citizen made an “announcement” before the attack, which prompted the belief the incident was “politically motivated,” the prosecutor said.
The attacker stabbed a newspaper delivery man in the back, a firefighter told the Merkur paper.
Police aren’t excluding an “Islamist agenda” in the attack, a spokesman for the Bavarian police told the Mittelbayerische Zeitung.
According to German law enforcers, the alleged perpetrator was arrested on the spot. He has no criminal record. The offender is reportedly a German citizen, the town’s mayor Angelika Obermayr told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung.
“The idea that people enter the station or deliver newspapers there and then become victims of a maniac is terrible. Hopefully they will recover completely,” Obermayr said. “I am most grateful to the police, doctors, paramedics and our firefighters who reacted quickly on the scene.”
Access to Grafing station is partially blocked and significant delays are expected.
The station has been closed following the attack. “The station is a crime scene,” and specialists will be working there, a police spokesman told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung.
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Source: RT World