'Several people' wounded at Munich rail station - police

2017-06-13 10:16
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Munich - Several people were wounded when shots were fired at a commuter rail station near the southern German city of Munich on Tuesday and one person was detained, police said.

"Several people were injured by shots. A female police officer was badly wounded" at an S-Bahn station in Unterfoehring, a northeastern suburb of the Bavarian city, police tweeted, and that the scene was now "secured".

A Munich police spokesperson, Marcus da Gloria Martins, later told reporters there was no indication of a "political or religious" motive behind the incident.

"The sole male perpetrator was motivated by personal reasons," he said.

Martins said that the unidentified man had tried to push at least one police officer in front of an incoming train, leading to a scuffle during which he took the female officer's gun and fired.

"The police officer was shot in the head and critically injured," Martins said.

Two other people at the station were seriously injured but their lives were not believed to be in danger. They were being treated in local hospitals.

"The assailant was arrested. He was also injured. There are no indications of further perpetrators," according to another police tweet.

"The area around the suburban train station Unterfoering has been cordoned off."

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