German Minister: Stabbings By Man Shouting “Allahu Akbar” “Not Politically Motivated”

(Reuters) – A man stabbed four people at a train station near Munich early on Tuesday, killing one and injuring three in an attack a senior politician said did not appear to be politically motivated.

Police earlier said they were checking witness statements that the alleged assailant, a 27-year-old man who was under arrest and the only suspect, shouted “Allahu Akbar” (‘God is Greatest’ in Arabic).

But Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann said he had received no indications that the man had a migrant background, telling reporters: “So far there are no findings that are relevant for state security.”