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One dead after knife attack at German station

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One dead after knife attack at German station

  • One person dead
  • Three others injured
  • “Allahu akbar” shouted at scene – witnesses

What has happened?

An attacker wielding a knife went on the rampage at train station in southeastern Germany.

It happened just after 0500 this morning.

One person was killed.

Three others were injured.

Eyewitnesses say there were shouts of “Allahu Akbar” at the scene.

Where did it happen?

The attack happened at the S-Bahn commuter train station in the town of Grafing.

It is 32 kilometres southeast of the city of Munich in the German state of Bavaria.

Why did it happen?

Hans-Peter Kammerer is spokesman for the local police in Bavaria:

“The police say the attacker made comments in front of the victims that would suggest a political motivation for the attack is likely.”

The attack comes at a time when German security services are on high alert.

The country has a supporting role in the fight against ISIL.

There has not been a major attack on the scale of those experienced recently by neighbours France and Belgium.

There have been, however, repeated warnings.

Has anyone been arrested?


A man has been arrested in connection with Tuesday morning’s attack.

He is currently in police custody.

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