German police rule out terrorism in Munich knife attack

Officers are hunting the suspect
Officers are hunting the suspect

22 October, 2017

Police chief Hubertus Andrae said that investigators had ruled out terrorism or religion as a motive for the attack.

The first emergency calls go one on Saturday morning: All of a sudden, a man attacked eight people indiscriminately with a knife in Munich in different places.

The authorities previously said they had deployed "all available police forces" to search for the attacker.

About three hours later, police arrested a man matching a description they had issued based on witness reports.

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In July 2016, a German-Iranian teenager who police say was obsessed with mass murderers, shot dead nine people at a Munich shopping mall before turning the gun on himself.

He said police have "no serious doubts" that the suspect was the assailant, and that there was no longer any danger to the public.

Police arrested a man after eight people were injured in a knife attack on Saturday in the southern German city of Munich.

The police have canceled an earlier warning for residents in the area to stay home due to the threat. "I assume it is to do with a psychological disorder of the perpetrator".

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