Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Germany knife attacker kills man in Grafing


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Police at Grafing stationImage copyrightAPTN
Image captionPolice overpowered the attacker as he targeted men at Grafing station
One man was killed and three others wounded by a man wielding a knife east of Munich and police are investigating a possible Islamist connection.
The man attacked four commuters shortly before 05:00 (03:00 GMT) on Tuesday at Grafing station. One of the victims died of his wounds in hospital.
A 27-year-old man was eventually overpowered by police and arrested.
Some witnesses said he shouted "Allahu akbar" ("God is great" in Arabic) but the motive for the attack is unclear.
An Upper Bavaria police spokesperson said that a "political motive" had certainly not been ruled out. The suspect was identified as a German national.
Footage from the scene showed bloody footprints on a train and the station platform in Grafing, a picturesque Bavarian town 40km (25 miles) east of Munich.
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Grafing station platformImage copyrightAPTN
Image captionHours after the attack, bloody footprints were visible on the station platform
The mayor of Grafing, Angelika Obermayr, told Sueddeutsche Zeitung that the suspect was a German national.
"The idea that people get on an S-Bahn train on a beautiful morning or do their paper round and then become victims of a maniac is terrible," she was quoted as saying.
One of the platforms at Grafing station has been cordoned off and commuter trains have been hit by delays.

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