- A man has been arrested in Munich, Germany after multiple stabbings. Eight people were injured. It is not believed to be terror-related. The motivation for the attack is not yet known although police suggested the man may have mental health problems.
A man has been arrested in Munich, Germany, after there were multiple stabbings at an underground station in the city.
German police say that eight people were injured at around 6.30 (GMT) during the stabbing although none are thought to be life-threatening. The motivation for the attack is not yet known. However, the police have ruled out terrorism, suggesting the man may have mental health problems.
“We have no indication of a terrorist, political, or religious motive,” Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae said.
“I assume it is to do with a psychological disorder of the perpetrator.”
The incident took place at the Rosenheimer station this morning with police urging residents to remain in their homes while the manhunt was ongoing.
Police had advised people to stay away from Ostpark, which is around 4 km from the scene of the attack and Ostbahnhof.
Police say the man was seen escaping on a black bike and was around 40-years-old, wearing grey trousers, a green jacket and carrying a backpack and sleeping mat.
He was also described as overweight, with short blond hair and unshaven.