Munich knife attack: Four injured, police arrest suspect

21 October 2017, 06:20 PM

Following a knife attack in Munich in which four people were injured, the German police have arrested a man suspected to be the attacker.

The police say the suspect hit five men and one woman around Rosenheimer Platz in East Munich.

A police spokeswoman said the detained man strongly resembled descriptions provided by the witnesses.

"We have arrested a person who very strongly resembles the description by witnesses, but we cannot confirm that he is the attacker," Munich police spokesman Marcus da Gloria Martins said.

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“Police had not been able to establish any motive for the attack. None of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries,” added Martins. 

Witnesses described the suspect as an unshaven man in his 40s wearing grey trousers, green tracksuit top and carrying a backpack and sleeping mat.

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First Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 06:15 PM

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