German minister says deadly attack by man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ ‘not politically motivated’

German minister says deadly attack by man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ ‘not politically motivated’
Image: Fox News video screen grab

A German man suffering from psychiatric problems stabbed four people at a train station near Munich early on Tuesday, killing one man and wounding three more in an attack investigators said did not appear to be politically motivated.

Witnesses said the alleged assailant, a 27-year-old unemployed carpenter, attacked his first victim shouting “Allahu Akbar” (‘God is Greatest’ in Arabic). Some witnesses said they also heard him shout “infidels must die”.

The man received psychiatric treatment just two days ago and has confessed to using drugs, investigators said. He was arrested at the scene and was being questioned.

“From what we know so far, he was a lone criminal … There is no indication that he was part of an Islamist network,” Petra Sandles, vice president of Bavaria’s office of criminal investigations, told reporters.

Continue reading →


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.