Tuesday 17 July 2018

Man kills woman and injures two others in machete attack in Germany

Reuters and Press Association

A 21-year-old Syrian refugee killed a woman with a machete and injured two other people on Sunday before being arrested in the southern German city of Reutlingen, a police spokesman said.

The asylum-seeking Syrian man had been involved in previous incidents causing injuries to other people, he said.

The spokesman had no immediate information on when the man arrived in Germany, or when the previous incidents took place.

The assailant was apparently acting alone, the police official said. "There is no danger to anyone else at this time," he told Reuters.

Police said there is no indication that the attack was linked to terrorism.

"Given the current evidence, there is no indication that this was a terrorist attack," police said in a statement.

The attack comes as Germany is on edge following a shooting rampage at a Munich mall on Friday night in which nine people were killed, and an axe attack on a train a week ago that left five wounded in southern Germany.


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