Police and witnesses state that a 21-year-old man, identified only as a Syrian refugee, killed a woman and injured two others with a machete in Reutlingen, Germany. The Mirror states the woman killed in the attack was pregnant. Police arrested the man shortly after the attack. The Independent and the German newspaper Bild reported the man randomly attacked people outside of kebob shop at 4:30 pm local time.

An eyewitness told the tabloid: “The attacker was completely out of his mind. He ran with the machete behind a police patrol car.”

He said a passing BMW managed to run him over and afterwards he “lay prostrate on the ground and didn’t move”.

The police have confirmed the attacker was a 21-year-old Syrian refugee but have not released his name. The motive for the attack is unclear.

In a statement, they said the man was known to police but they suspect he is a “lone operator” and do not think people in and around the city are at risk.  –The Independent


Featured image courtesy of Bild