4 lightly injured in Munich knife attack

4 lightly injured in Munich knife attack

Police arrested a man after eight people were injured in a knife attack on Saturday in the southern German city of Munich.

The motivation for the attack is still unclear as the suspect refused to make a statement during his interrogation by police.

Police spokesman Marcus da Gloria Martins said the suspect attacked five men and one woman at different sites in Haidhausen, with four of them wounded and none seriously.

A motive for the attack has yet to be established. They mainly had superficial stab wounds and in at least one case had been hit.

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During the several hours he remained at large there was a palatable sense of panic in the city, with police urging residents to stay indoors.

"There are absolutely no indications at present of a terrorist, political or religious background, though we can only rule things out when all the questioning is finished", Andrae said.

"Rather than that, we believe that the perpetrator had psychological problems".

Officers said the suspect matched descriptions given by witnesses. They described the suspect as a corpulent, unshaven man in his 40s who had fled the scene on a bicycle.