Munich knife attack: Police arrest suspected attacker after manhunt

Munich stabbing

Several people have been injured after a knife attack in central Munich, with the suspect at large according to German police.

Security officials have reportedly arrested the suspect and are trying to determine whether he was the assailant.

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

"Description of the suspect: a man about 40 years, riding a black bike; wearing gray pants, green training jacket, backpack+ sleeping mat", Munich police tweeted.

German police say they are looking for the perpetrator "with all available police forces".

Officers warned residents to stay in their homes because the suspect is said to be still on the run.

Earlier this year, in July, a similar incident of mass stabbing resulted in a loss of one life and four others were injured when a man attacked passersby at a supermarket in Hamburg.

The 33-year-old, who was carrying a knife when he was arrested, was already known to police for bodily harm, drug offenses and theft, city police chief Hubertus Andrae told reporters.

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