Man with knife injures 4 people in Munich; arrest made

Police in Munich Germany are hunting an knifeman who is thought to have stabbed several people in the central square train station. Authorities have urged locals to remain indoors

Several people have been wounded in a stabbing spree this morning in Munich city centre, German police have said.

A knifeman who fled the scene after attacking eight people in Munich suffered from suspected "psychological problems", police have confirmed.

A SWAT team arrested a 33-year-old German suspect after a three hour manhunt.

Officers have issued a description of the alleged offender, describing him as around 40-years-old. Police said the man was known by authorities for other offenses. They said he was heavy, unshaven with short blond hair and had a black bicycle and a backpack.

During the manhunt, police described the suspect as a thickset man of about 40, with short blond hair, unshaven, wearing a green jacket, gray trousers and a backpack with a sleeping pad attached.

Preliminary information indicated that the assailant acted alone.

Residents in Rosenheimer Platz, where the attack unfolded at the underground station, have been told to stay indoors.

"We are searching for the perpetrator of the attack with all available police" Munich police said on their Twitter account, adding that for the moment the possible motives for the attack remained unknown.

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