Germany: Knife murderer screams Allahu Akbar during rampage, police uncertain of motive

A knife attack has left one person dead and three injured near Munich. The Bavarian Interior Minister has said the attacker suffers from mental health and drug problems.

According to Karl-Heinz Segerer, the 27-year-old German suspect stabbed the first victim in a waiting train at the Grafing S-Bahn train station at around 4:50 a.m. The suspect, who was barefoot, then exited the train and stabbed a second person on the train platform. The attacker left the station and stabbed two further men who were cycling by outside.

State police are leading the investigation due to the possible political motivation behind the attack. Witnesses reported hearing the man yell “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is the greatest) before carrying out the attack. However, as Herrmann told reporters, the findings of the investigation so far do not point to an Islamist background for the suspect.

h/t ZD