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Germany: Reutlingen attack may be domestic dispute, not terrorism - police01:51

Germany: Reutlingen attack may be domestic dispute, not terrorism - police

Germany, Reutlingen
July 24, 2016 at 20:25 GMT -00:00 · Published

There are no indications that the machete-wielding attacker in Reutlingen, who has been identified as a 21-year-old Syrian asylum seeker, has a terrorist or Islamist background, Reutlingen Police Chief Inspector Christian Worner told journalists.

According to police, the suspect allegedly had a domestic dispute with a woman outside the kebab shop where the attack lately took place. "Around 16.27 pm we received first emergency calls that a woman and a man had a dispute here in Reutlingen near main bus station. Then the man attacked the woman with a knife or a machete. As the result of the attack the woman died," Worner said. The woman killed may have been pregnant, reports say.

He continued: "After the man attacked the woman, he fled the scene towards Karlstrasse. In Karlstrasse he hit a car and then wounded a man and a woman with this knife."

Police have already arrested a man in connection with the attack. According to local media, the suspect had a police record for violence.

As of yet, the motive for the attack is unclear and an investigation is underway.

Germany: Reutlingen attack may be domestic dispute, not terrorism - police01:51
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There are no indications that the machete-wielding attacker in Reutlingen, who has been identified as a 21-year-old Syrian asylum seeker, has a terrorist or Islamist background, Reutlingen Police Chief Inspector Christian Worner told journalists.

According to police, the suspect allegedly had a domestic dispute with a woman outside the kebab shop where the attack lately took place. "Around 16.27 pm we received first emergency calls that a woman and a man had a dispute here in Reutlingen near main bus station. Then the man attacked the woman with a knife or a machete. As the result of the attack the woman died," Worner said. The woman killed may have been pregnant, reports say.

He continued: "After the man attacked the woman, he fled the scene towards Karlstrasse. In Karlstrasse he hit a car and then wounded a man and a woman with this knife."

Police have already arrested a man in connection with the attack. According to local media, the suspect had a police record for violence.

As of yet, the motive for the attack is unclear and an investigation is underway.

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