The terrorist is a refugee and, according to local police, a “known Islamist”
A 26-year-old “Palestinian” refugee entered a supermarket in Hamburg, Germany and stabbed one man to death while shouting “Allahu Akbar.” As he attempted to flee the scene, he stabbed several other persons. The exact number is not yet clear and reports range from three to six people wounded.
A knife-wielding man reportedly screamed “Allahu Akbar” during a wild attack inside a Hamburg supermarket that killed at least one person and left four others bloodied and wounded on Friday.
German police arrested the suspected attacker in the Barmbek district after witnesses followed the man and alerted authorities. The suspect was overwhelmed by passers-by and slightly injured in the process, police said.
The assailant entered the supermarket and stabbed one person, who died at the scene, before fleeing the scene. While on the run, the suspect stabbed and injured four other people.
The terrorist was reportedly known to police before this attack, but he was not considered dangerous.
The attacker who killed one man and injured six others in a stabbing rampage in Hamburg is a “known Islamist”, police say.
Investigators told a press conference the 26-year-old man, named locally as Ahmad A, was known to security services but also appears to have psychological problems.
Hamburg’s state interior minister, Andy Grote, said the man was a rejected Palestinian asylum seeker born in the United Arab Emirates.
He said the unnamed attacker was known to have been radicalised but had not been considered dangerous and his motive remained unclear.
Torsten Voss, head of the Hamburg branch of the domestic intelligence agency, said officials interviewed the man and came away with the impression that he was a “destabilised personality” but not someone who posed an immediate threat.
“We evaluated him rather as someone who was psychologically unstable than had clear Islamic extremist motivations,” he added.
Terrorist who shouted Allahu Akhbar while slaughtering people at German supermarket today is 26yr refugee known to authorities. pic.twitter.com/FlJmSWB6vI
— Julie Lenarz (@MsJulieLenarz) July 28, 2017
The Washington Free Beacon has further details about other recent terrorist attacks in Germany:
If the attacker was motivated by Islamist ideology, then this would follow a series of recent terror attacks in Germany. In December a Tunisian asylum-seeker drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 and injuring 56, which motivated Germany lawmakers to tighten procedures on admitting refugees.
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