Man with knife attacks 8 people in Munich

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Police arrested a suspect in the center of Munich today, the BNR said.

A man with a knife attacked eight people in Munich on Saturday and then fled, police said.

The 33-year-old suspect began indiscriminately stabbing passers-by in the Haidhausen area, east of downtown Munich, targeting eight people in all, including a 12-year-old child, at different sites. They mainly had superficial stab wounds and in at least one case had been hit.

According to police, the suspect was captured travelling by bicycle a few kilometres south of where the attacks took place.

Mr Andrae told reporters there is no indication that an extremist, political or religious background factored into the attack.

Oct.21: Police in Munich, Germany, have arrested a man on suspicion that he was responsible for attacking four people with a knife in the city on Saturday.

The police department said on Twitter that officers are looking for the assailant "with all available police forces".

They urged people in the city to remain at home as they had received conflicting information about which way the attacker had gone.