BREAKING: Islamic terror attack in Munich as Muslim shouting ‘Allah Akbar’ stabs locals at railway station
One person has been killed and several injured in a knife attack by a suspected Islamist at a railway station near Munich.
The suspect reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” (“God is great”) as he started stabbing passers-by in the town of Grafing, to the south-east of the German city.
The attack took place at around 4.50am (3.50am BST) on Tuesday and the suspected perpetrator was arrested shortly afterwards.
The suspect, a 27-year-old German man, has been named locally as Paul H, from Giessen in the state of Hesse.
A newspaper delivery worker was stabbed in the back during the “indiscriminate” assault, a firefighter told the Merkur newspaper.
A spokesperson at the Bavarian state criminal investigation office told The Independent a 56-year-old man was initially in a critical condition but died later in hospital.
Three other men aged 43, 55, and 58 were seriously injured, with one in a life-threatening condition.
A spokesperson for the state prosecutor’s office confirmed that the attack was believed to have an “Islamist background” but could not give any further details.
Angelika Obermayr, the mayor of Grafing, told N-TV local people were in shock in the “quiet little town”.
“Something like this is completely new and has shaken people deeply – it is something you only see on television,” she added.
“That it has happened here
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