|Investigators probe the crime scene where a 27-year-old man attacked four passengers at Grafing station near Munich leaving one dead and three injured|
A man screaming 'Allahu Akbar' killed one passenger and seriously injured three more after knifing them at a commuter train station in Germany on this morning, Daily Mail has reported. The attacker, aged 27, is said to be a young German man. The male victim, aged 50, died after the random attack at Grafing station not far from Munich earlier this morning.
He first knifed a newspaper seller in the back, shortly before 5am. He then struck out at three more victims, aged 43, 55 and 58, before running away. He was caught a few feet from the station entrance and is now in custody after being overpowered at the scene. Of the three surviving victims, one is said to be seriously hurt.
|Bloody footprints could be seen leading from the train and on to the platform at Grafing station this morning|
|A male victim died after the random attack at Grafing station, pictured, not far from Munich earlier this morning|
At the scene, police forensic experts in white overalls marked more than 40 bloody footprints - some of them barefoot - on the train platform with chalk numbers and collected evidence, including a mobile phone that was pulled from the gap between the train and platform.
German media said police had arrested the perpetrator with the prosecutor adding he had an 'apparent Islamist' motive.
|Police officers stand guard outside a restaurant near the station in Grafing where four people were attacked|
|The scene outside Grafing station near Munich in Germany, where a man stabbed several passengers waiting for a commuter train leaving one victim dead|
'The perpetrator made statements at the scene of the crime which suggest a political motivation', confirmed Ken Hamada, the spokesman for the public prosecutor's office in Munich. 'Those comments were probably with an Islamic background.'
Bavarian Radio broadcast that the knifeman was a 'young German not previously known to police.'
- Daily Mail