Munich police detain a suspect following early morning rampage

Kristopher Drake
October 22, 2017

Martins added that police were not sure what the attacker's motive was and that they could only name the detained suspect once they had determine that he was behind the attack. Police said the man was known by authorities for other offenses.

A total of eight people were slighted injured on Saturday morning in Munich by a knife-armed man, who was later arrested by police. He attacked eight people in all, including a 12-year-old child, at different sites.

According to German media, Munich Police Chief Hubertus Andrae ruled out terrorist link and said that the attacker may have been a mental patient. He was wearing grey pants, a green jacket and a backpack.

People in the area were warned to stay inside after the attack and police tweeted they were looking for the man "with all available police forces".


The incident happened at Rosenheimer Platz near the city centre and none of the victims' injuries were life-threatening.

Officials believe that the suspect - who had a previous police record - has psychological problems.

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

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