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One man dead, three injured after attack by knife-wielding man shouting “Allahu Akbar!” at German train station

May 10, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
One man dead, three injured after attack by knife-wielding man shouting “Allahu Akbar!” at German train station

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Multiple news outlets are reporting, an attack at a German commuter train station by a knife-wielding assailant that has left one person dead; three others wounded early Tuesday morning.

According to the Associated Press, the male suspect armed with a knife indiscriminately attacked passengers, first stabbing a newspaper vendor, then attacking three more passengers before police managed to overpower the assailant at a rail station located just outside Munich, Germany.

The attack has left one of the three victims in critical condition.

At the time of the incident, witnesses told investigators the unidentified man had repeatedly shouted “Allahu Akbar!”, the Arabic phrase meaning “God is Great!”, reported the German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung.

However, officials have said authorities have yet to confirm the reported witness statements.

The incident occurred shortly before 5 a.m. 11 p.m. E.T. twenty miles east of Munich, in the town of Grafing.

Police spokeswoman Michaela Grob told the Associated Press officers have taken a man into custody, and German intelligence is currently in the process of identifying the suspect.

Reports indicated that all the victims were men. Authorities shut down the main entrance to the station while the investigation was ongoing and significant delays were expected.

“The idea that people enter [the station] on a beautiful morning … and then become victims of a maniac is terrible,” said Grafing Mayor Angelika Obermayr. “I am grateful for the police, doctors, paramedics and our firefighters who were quickly on the scene.”

According to German broadcaster, Bayerische Rundfunk, the suspect had no prior criminal history and Merkur newspaper based in Munich had reported that the suspect was a migrant.

However, another broadcast station said the suspect was a young German national previously unknown to authorities. German prosecutors have said the perpetrator appeared to have an Islamist motive for the attack.

Just last week the head of Germany’s domestic intelligence (BfV), Hans-Georg Maassen, warned that the Islamic State was following a “dual strategy,” planning major attacks along attacks by lone-wolf terrorists who have been radicalized by the terror group’s online propaganda.

This story is developing…

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