One person has been killed and at least 3 injured in a knife attack by a suspected Muslim terrorist at a railway station near Munich. The suspect shouted “Allahu Akbar as he started stabbing passers-by in the town of Grafing, to the south-east of the German city, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported.
But as we soon will hear: “It has nothing to do with Islam”
— The Express Tribune (@etribune) May 10, 2016
Independent Conflicting media reports identified the attacker both as an asylum seeker and a radicalized German-born young man who converted to Islam.
The attack took place at around 4.50am on Tuesday and the suspected perpetrator was arrested shortly afterwards. A spokesperson at the Bavarian state criminal investigation office told The Independent one of the victims was in a critical condition and died later in hospital.
Three other men were injured, one seriously. The spokesperson said she could not confirm whether the attack was terror-related or give information on any suspected motive. (Well, DUH!)
NY Times The lead investigator for the Bavarian state police, Lothar Köhler, told reporters on Tuesday afternoon that after initial questioning of the suspect, whom the authorities did not identify, officials had no “compelling evidence or plausible conclusions” as to a motive (Seriously?).
“We have no indication that he had any contact to Islamic or Salafist groups, individuals or organizations,” Mr. Köhler said. The investigator confirmed that witnesses had heard the attacker shouting “Allahu akbar” and, in German, “You infidels must die,” but as the context emerged, the attack seemed less and less likely to be motivated by extremism (No, not extremism, ISLAMIC terrorism).