Small town deeply shaken by stabbings - mayor

2016-05-10 12:41
Police investigate the scene of a stabbing at a station in Grafing near Munich, Germany. (Matthias Schrader, AP)

Police investigate the scene of a stabbing at a station in Grafing near Munich, Germany. (Matthias Schrader, AP)

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Berlin – The mayor of the small German town where four people were stabbed said that the local people have been deeply shaken by the crime.

One person died of wounds he sustained in the early-morning stabbing on Tuesday at the Grafing Bahnhof station, east of Munich, Germany. A 27-year-old German man was arrested.

Grafing Mayor, Angelika Obermayr, said: "Something like this is absolutely new and shakes people deeply – otherwise, they only know this kind of thing from television."

"That it could happen here is absolutely stupefying."

She described Grafing as "an absolutely peaceful little Bavarian town."

Political motivations

Several people were stabbed at a train station near Munich on Tuesday morning. One person died and four or five people were wounded.

The incident happened at the Grafing Bahnhof station, some 30km east of Munich and near the end of one of the city's commuter railway lines, shortly before 05:00 (03:00 GMT). Police spokesperson Michaela Grob said a man was arrested and authorities were working to identify him.

Police spokesperson Karl-Heinz Segerer said on n-tv television that the suspected assailant is a 27-year-old German national who didn't live in Bavaria. He said the man "expressed political motivations" during the attack but did not give further details, saying that it was a matter for investigation.

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