Germany train station shooting: Several injured in Munich attack, one person arrested

Several injured in Munich train station attack: Munich police said in a tweet that the policewoman's injuries were serious. The suspect was also injured and is in custody.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 13, 2017 4:44 pm
Munich attack, Munich train station attack, Germany train attack, Munich train attack, Germany news, World news Police walk near a subway station in Munich, Germany on Tuesday. Several people were injured, including a police officer, in a shooting early Tuesday at a Munich subway station. (Source: AP)

Several people were injured when an unidentified assailant opened fire at a train station in Munich, Germany, as reported by AFP. A policewoman was also injured in the attack. The alleged attacker has, however, been arrested by police. Authorities reported that a handgun was fired during a police operation at an S-Bahn station in Unterfoehring, a northeastern suburb of the Bavarian city, and that the scene was now secured.

The incident took place during a morning police check at the Unterfoehring subway station, according to Munich police spokesperson Michael Riehlein as quoted by AP. The spokesperson had no further details, but Munich’s Merkur newspaper has reported that witnesses said the suspect took a police officer’s pistol and shot her, and also injured others at the scene.

Police block a street near a subway station in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Several people were injured, including a police officer, in a shooting early Tuesday at a Munich subway station, police said. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

Germany train station shooting highlights: 

2:28 pm: Police say that the injured policewoman is in a critical condition.

2:05 pm: Police said there is not danger to public life.

Special police guard outside a subway station in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Several people were injured, including a police officer, in a shooting early Tuesday at a Munich subway station, police said. Munich police said in a tweet that the policewoman’s injuries were serious. The suspect was also injured and is in custody. (Andreas Prott/dpa via AP)

1:54 pm: The sole male perpetrator was motivated by personal reasons. There is no political or religious background here”: police

1:48 pm: ‘No political or religious motive’ in Munich shooting: police

An ambulance arrives near a subway station in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Several people were injured, including a police officer, in a shooting early Tuesday at a Munich subway station, police said. Munich police said in a tweet that the policewoman’s injuries were serious. The suspect was also injured and is in custody. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

1:46 pm: Munich’s Merkur newspaper has reported that witnesses said the suspect took a police officer’s pistol and shot her, and also injured others at the scene.

1:35 pm: Area around the train station is being cordoned off, say police.

1:35 pm: One person arrested so far, say Munich Police.

1:34 pm: A policewoman was injured in the incident.

Policemen arrive at a subway station in Munich, Germany, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Several people were injured, including a police officer, in a shooting early Tuesday at a Munich subway station, police said. Munich police said in a tweet that the policewoman’s injuries were serious. The suspect was also injured and is in custody. The shooting occurred during a morning police check at the Unterfoehring subway station, Munich police spokesman Michael Riehlein said. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

1:33 pm: Situation under control, say police as per reports in Der Spiegel.

1:28 pm: ‘Several people’ wounded by shots at Munich rail station: police

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