Knife attack near Munich suspected of having political motives

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Abandoned bike at Grafing railway station.

AT about 4.50am on the morning of May 10 a man attacked one person initially on a train and then three more inside a railway station in Grafing near to Munich, which resulted in the death of one man and the serious injury of three others.

According to reports from official sources the 27-year-old man named Paul H, who was arrested at the scene, shouted in Arabic as he attacked the people including two cyclists and the local state criminal investigation office has suggested that the attack may have been Islamist inspired although more information is awaited.

The man who died was 56-years-old whilst the three badly injured, one of whom is in a critical condition, are aged 43, 55 and 58.

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Local civil authorities as well as the CEO of the German Railway Company have expressed their deep regret and shock at what has happened and given thanks to those who apprehended the assailant.

In the meantime, authorities in Italy have issued warrants for the arrest of five men (two of whom were caught on May 10) suspected of being part of a Daesh cell planning terrorist attacks on both London and Rome.

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