Gun shots fired at Munich underground train station, four injured
Gun shots have been fired at an underground train station in the German city of Munich, leaving at least four people injured in the deadly incident.
Berlin : Gun shots have been fired at an underground train station in the German city of Munich, leaving at least four people injured in the deadly incident.
The suspect was detained, police said adding that the incident occurred when officers were sent to the Unterfohring station amid reports that a fight had broken out between passengers on a train, Efe news reported.
After the police arrived at the scene, one of the assailants allegedly tried to push an officer onto the train tracks.
The aggressor then managed to disarm one of the police agents and began to shoot.
One female officer was hospitalised due to a critical gunshot wound to the head, while the assailant, who was shot, also was in a serious condition.
Two others also sustained minor injuries in the altercation.
The cops have confirmed that there is 'no political or religious motive' attached behind the Munich shooting.
"The sole male perpetrator was motivated by personal reasons. There is no political or religious background here," Munich police spokesman Marcus da Gloria Martins told reporters.
German Police also tweeted following the incident.
Situation on the spot secured by police forces. The area around the suburban train station #Unterföhring is being cordoned off.— Polizei München (@PolizeiMuenchen) June 13, 2017
Suburban train station #Unterföhring – Several persons wounded by gunshots. Police woman seriously wounded. One person has been arrested.— Polizei München (@PolizeiMuenchen) June 13, 2017
Last July, an 18-year-old, David Ali Sonboly, shot dead nine people at a Munich shopping mall before turning the gun on himself, having spent a year planning the rampage.
And in March, an axe-wielding attacker wounded nine people in a bloody rampage at a railway station in the western city of Dusseldorf.
(with inputs from Agencies)