One dead as man shouting 'Allahu Akbar' attacks four at train station in Grafing, Germany
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.
Forensic investigators at the scene of a stabbing attack on a train at Grafing railway station near Munich, Germany, 10 May 2016. (AFP/Getty Images)
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.The attack started on an S-Bahn train, where the first victim was injured, before the man stabbed another person inside the station and targeted two cyclists, witnesses told local media.
Three other men aged 43, 55, and 58 were seriously injured, with one in a life-threatening condition.