Published On: Thu, May 26th, 2016

Munich terrorist shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ and ‘infidels’ and then kills one, injures others

A man who killed at least one person and injured three more at a train station in the town of Grafing near Munich, while reportedly shouting “Allahu Akbar,” won’t stand trial as he has mental health issues and the attack will not be treated as a terrorist attack.

The incident took place with the attacker yelling “Allahu Akbar” and “infidels” charging with a knife in hand. German media sources have spoke to several witnesses, confirming the fact, but officials excused the details away, claiming that the “assailant made remarks at the scene of the crime that indicate a political motive – apparently an Islamist one,” Ken Heidenreich, spokesman for the prosecutor’s office, told AFP. “We are still determining what the exact remarks were.”

cover of a Quran  photo by crystalina  via wikimedia commons

cover of a Quran photo by crystalina via wikimedia commons

The media call the man, Paul H, 27, and revealed that he’s from Hesse in central Germany and does not have a migrant background.

Senior police official Guenther Gietl told media that a woman who witnessed the incident heard the attacker shout “infidel, you must die” at the time of the stabbing.

 “When it comes to revealing more about their background, or whether mental illness or drug addiction played a role, these are things that require further clarification,” said interior minister of the state of Bavaria, Joachim Herrmann. “I think we will make further announcements on this later in the day.”

According to senior police official Lothar Koehler, the man made a “rather confused impression” during questioning. For example, the man said he had taken his shoes off because “he felt bugs on his feet that had caused blisters and were generating intense heat,” Koehler said.

The man might have taken drugs days before the attack, the officer said, adding that police found no previous narcotics cases against the alleged assailant.

Koehler added that the suspect apparently had no accomplices or connections with extremists.


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