Germany train station shooting: Police officer, others injured in Munich attack

The Munich Police spokesperson told AFP, "The sole male perpetrator was motivated by personal reasons."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 13, 2017 6:54 pm
Munich shooting, Munich train attack, Munich train station attack, Germany shooting, Germany train station shooting, Germany news, World news 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. 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)

Several people were injured when an unidentified assailant fired a few shots at a commuter rail station in Munich, Germany on Tuesday. The firing took place at an S-Bahn station in Unterfoehring, a northeastern suburb of the Bavarian city, said police. One person was detained in the incident. A female police officer was badly wounded even as the police announced that there was no indication of a ‘political or religious’ motive behind the incident.

The Munich Police spokesperson told AFP, “The sole male perpetrator was motivated by personal reasons.” Police also added that the attacker had tried to push at one police officer in front of an incoming train, which led to a scuffle during which he took out the female officer’s gun and fired. Police said the officer was shot in the head and was critically injured. There were two other people who were also seriously injured but they are out of danger.

Munich Police tweeted saying: “The assailant was arrested. He was also injured. There are no indications of further perpetrators.” This was however not the first time such an incident has taken place. Last year in July, an 18-year-old shot dead at least nine people at a Munich shopping mall before killing himself. He had reportedly spent nearly a year planning the attack.

Police said the German-Iranian teenager was heavily influenced by mass murderers such Norwegian right-wing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik. He had no links to the Islamic State group.

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  1. M
    Jun 13, 2017 at 7:49 pm
    This is Angela Merkel's gift to Germany like the gift Nehru gave India.
    1. S
      Jun 13, 2017 at 7:44 pm
      Islam has to reform itself or it will vanish
      1. P
        Jun 13, 2017 at 6:45 pm
        Is he a Muslim? End of story.
        1. A
          Jun 13, 2017 at 8:59 pm
          1. A
            Jun 13, 2017 at 9:02 pm
            If NOT, media (including the one in europe ) would have released the name by now. The moment it tries to come up with innovative descriptions like "sole male perpetrator" we all know. So start looking into source of all this.
          2. N
            Nitin Deolekar
            Jun 13, 2017 at 6:33 pm
            ISIS Terrorist are also growing now in India, may be due to Dirty Nehru-Ambedkar Laws Like No Common Civil Code?? After Gifting Best Lands of Pak Bangla to Muslims as per their demands rest India Lands are mainly for Hindu 0.7 Buddha. But Pseudo Secular hi-Nehru Allowed Muslims to stay here? That has created all such serious problems for Hindus even in India Today!! in 1947 Hindu Population in Pak was 27 Bangladesh was 30 . Now not even 5 Hindu remained there. Better Change Dirty Laws Done by pseudo secular Nehru-Ambedkar like No Common civil code? Else till then cancel Hindu 1-wife Act Law done by Buddha Ambedkar. Revert Mr.Ambedkar Laws. Allow 2-shadi written Talak for Hindu. And force China 1-child Law to Muslim brothers for next 70 years. That shall help Muslims to prosper like China! Stop Education in Madrassah, teach muslims with Hindu in common. Teach Muslim Girls Tennis from Sania Mirza!! Gift Reservation for Muslim Women in BC Quota instead of Ambedkar caste