Germany: Syrian arrested after deadly machete attack


By Agencies

A woman has been killed and two people injured in a machete attack in southern Germany.

Police said the perpetrator, who has been arrested, is a 21-year-old Syrian asylum seeker.

The attack took place in the German city of Reutlingen, near Stuttgart.

The assailant’s motives were unknown.

“There is no danger to anyone else at this time,” a police official told Reuters news agency, adding that there was no indication the attack was politically motivated.

Witnesses have said that the victim, a woman, and the perpetrator had been arguing before the attack.

The killing follows a mass shooting in Munich on Friday and an axe attack on a train near Wuerzburg on Monday.


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