Suspect Arrested After Knife Attack Injures Several in Munich

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In July 2016, a German-Iranian teenager who police say was obsessed with mass murderers, shot dead nine people at a Munich shopping mall before turning the gun on himself.

The lone attacker apparently went after passers-by indiscriminately with a knife, police said.

About three hours later, police arrested a man matching a description they had issued based on witness reports. They said he was heavy, unshaven with short blond hair and had a black bicycle and a backpack.

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

Police investigating a knife attack that left four people wounded in the German city of Munich have arrested a suspect.

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Officials believe that the suspect - who had a previous police record - has psychological problems.

"We have arrested a suspected person".

Local police chief Hubertus Andra said eight people, including a woman and a 12-year-old boy, suffered minor injuries in the attack near Rosenheimer Platz.

People in the area were warned to stay inside after the attack and police tweeted they were looking for the man "with all available police forces".

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