The Latest: No terror motive seen in Munich stabbings

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Posted: Oct 21, 2017 8:44 AM
The Latest: No terror motive seen in Munich stabbings

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the stabbings in Munich, Germany (all times local):

2:20 p.m.

Police say they have "no serious doubt" that a 33-year-old German man arrested after several people were stabbed in Munich was the assailant.

The suspect hasn't given information that would reveal a motive, but officials say they don't think the Saturday morning incident was terror-related.

Munich Police Chief Hubertus Andrae told reporters there's no indication that a n extremist, political or religious background factored into the attack.

He says officials believe that the suspect — who had a previous police record — has psychological problems.

The man was arrested about three hours after eight people were attacked in the Bavarian city and some 500 officers searched for the assailant.

Andrae says none of the four victims was seriously hurt.


12:10 p.m.

Police say they've arrested a suspect after four people were lightly wounded in Munich by a man with a knife. They're not yet sure whether he is the assailant.

Police spokesman Marcus da Gloria Martins said the man was arrested about three hours after Saturday morning's incident in an area near downtown Munich. He says the man's appearance was in line with a description witnesses gave of the knife attacker.

Da Gloria Martins says the assailant attacked six people at different locations in the area but only four of them were wounded. He says there were no serious injuries.

There's also no information yet on a possible motive.


10:15 a.m.

Police say a man with a knife has lightly wounded four people in Munich. Officers are looking for the assailant.

Munich police called on people in the Rosenheimer Platz area, located close to the German city's downtown, to stay inside after the incident on Saturday morning.

The perpetrator fled the scene. Police said he appeared to be about 40 years old and had a black bicycle, gray trousers, a green jacket and a backpack.

The police department said on Twitter that officers are looking for the assailant "with all available police forces."

It said the motive for the attack was not immediately clear.

None of the injuries were considered life-threatening.