A woman was killed and at least two injured in a machete attack near the German city of Stuttgart.
A man has been arrested in connection with the attack in the city of Reutlingen, just south of Stuttgart.
German police have confirmed that the stabber is a 21-year-old Syrian refugee who was known to the police, but they believe he was a “lone operator” and don’t expect there to be any related or secondary attacks around the city. They say that the man “had a dispute” with the woman, killing her and then stabbing another woman and a man.
German authorities have yet to release his name, and state that his motives still remain unclear, though they did say that as far as the preliminary investigation is concerned, the stabbing did not bear the hallmarks of a terror attack.
Time will tell as to the motivation I suppose. It is of interest though, that a civilian ran the stopped the attacks by running the vermin down
German newspaper Bild reports that the machete wielding man attacked outside of a kebab shop, with bystanders fleeing in panic after seeing the knife.
An eyewitness told the paper that the attacker was run over by a passing BMW, preventing him from continuing his stabbing rampage, after which he “lay prone on the ground and didn’t move.”
I hope the driver gets a medal