Suspect arrested after four people hurt in Munich knife attack

Officers are hunting the suspect

Officers are hunting the suspect

German police said Saturday they've arrested a suspect after four people were lightly wounded in Munich by a man with a knife.

Police said the suspect was arrested a few hours after the incident and added that the authorities are working to determine whether he was the actual culprit.

Four of the perpetrator's six targets sustained light injuries while two escaped without injury during the attack in the Rosenheimer Platz area of the city this morning.

A motive for the attack has yet to be established.

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

Police issued a description of the suspect, who appeared to be about 40-years-old and riding a black bicycle.

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

Munich police tweeted to give description of the attacker: "a man about 40 years, riding a black bike; wearing grey pants, green training jacket, backpack+ sleeping mat". "I assume it is to do with a psychological disorder of the perpetrator".

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