Man Attacks Munich Rail Passengers, One Dead

At least one person has been killed, and a further three wounded, after a knife-wielding man attacked rail passengers, at a station near Munich, in Germany.

One man has been killed and three others wounded by a knife-wielding man near Munich, with police investigating a possible Islamist connection. The attack occurred in Grafing, a Bavarian town 40km (25 miles) east of Munich.

The man attacked four commuters on Tuesday at Grafing station. One of the victims died of his wounds in hospital.

A 27-year-old German man was eventually overpowered by police and arrested. Some witnesses claim the man shouted Islamist slogans during the incident, but the motive for the attack remains unclear.

An Upper Bavaria police spokesperson said that a “political motive” had certainly not been ruled out. Police spokesman Karl-Heinz Segerer told German television that the man “expressed political motivations” during the attack.

He identified the suspect as a 27-year-old German national who does not live in Bavaria.

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