A MAN has killed a woman with a machete and injured two others in the southwestern German city of Reutlingen, near Stuttgart. The man has now been apprehended by police, reportedly after a man driving by in a BMW knocked the assailant down after witnessing the horrific attack.
Reports have indicated that the perpetrator was a 21-year-old Syrian refugee. The motivation behind the attack remains unclear at the moment, although it appears that the man, who apparently acted alone, was already known to police.
Witnesses described the man as being crazed and out of his mind, and said that he was engaged in an argument with the woman before attacking her at around 4.30pm in the town’s Listplatz Square.
The violent attack is unfortunately only the latest in a string of horrific incidents that have made headlines in Germany over the last week, following an axe attack on a train that left five people injured last Monday (July 18) and the massacre that took place at a Munich shopping centre on Friday afternoon (July 22), in which nine people lost their lives.