UPDATE 2 – Germany: Knife attack suspect arrested in Munich

UPDATES WITH PRESS CONFERENCE OF MUNICH POLICE PRESIDENT; EDITS THROUGHOUT By Ayhan Simsek BERLIN (AA) – Police arrested a man after eight people were injured in a knife attack on Saturday in the southern German city of Munich. Munich police identified the suspect, who was arrested after the incident, as a 33-year-old German citizen who was known to authorities because of past criminal acts. Local police chief Hubertus Andra said eight people, including a woman and a 12-year-old boy, suffered minor injuries in the attack near Rosenheimer Platz. The motivation for the attack is still uınclear as the suspect refused to make a statement during his interrogation by police. “At this point in the investigation, there is no indication of a political or religious motivation,” Andra said, adding that the perpetrator was believed to have had a “psychological disorder”.

The police have canceled an earlier warning for residents in the area to stay home due to the threat.