Munich Police Shooting At Train Station Probably Not Terrorism

From Daily-Mail:
A German policewoman was shot in the head when a gunman stole her pistol and fired it at her at a local train station in Munich today.

The policewoman, 26, is severely injured and fighting for her life. Two bystanders were hit and are seriously injured and the gunman was lightly wounded when her colleagues opened fire on him.

Media reports in Germany said the man is psychiatrically disturbed. He is under arrest but has not been named.

The incident occurred this morning at Unterföhring station of the Bavarian capital.

Elite armed SEK anti-terror police units were scrambled to the station but were recalled soon afterwards.

An eyewitness told the BILD newspaper: 'We heard five shots. We had to leave the train on the platform.'

A Munich police spokesman, Marcus da Gloria Martins, later told reporters there was no indication of a 'political or religious' motive behind the incident.

'The sole male perpetrator was motivated by personal reasons,' he said.

Martins said that the unidentified man, 37, had tried to push at least one police officer in front of an incoming train, leading to a scuffle during which he took the female officer's gun and fired.

'The police officer was shot in the head and critically injured,' Martins said.

The station remains closed while the police operation continues.

A spokeswoman for the force said:  'There is no danger to the public,' and Bavarian radio said: 'According to police information it is probably not a terrorist attack.'

The shooting occurred during a morning police check at the subway station, Munich police spokesman Michael Riehlein said.

Munich's Merkur newspaper reported that witnesses said the suspect took a police officer's pistol and then shot her, and also injured others at the scene.

Riehlein said the area has been secured and that there was no danger to the wider public.

Last July, an 18-year-old, David Ali Sonboly, shot dead nine people at a Munich shopping mall before turning the gun on himself, having spent a year planning the rampage.

Police said the German-Iranian teen was 'obsessed' with mass murderers such Norwegian right-wing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik and had no links to the Islamic State (IS) group.

And in March, an axe-wielding attacker wounded nine people in a bloody rampage at a railway station in the western city of Duesseldorf.

The 36-year-old Kosovan national had been diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic with a history of high anxiety and self-harm, police said, ruling out a terrorist motive.

Instead, they suggested he might have carried out the attack at the station to end his own life.

The suspect was taken into custody after jumping off a bridge.

German authorities have been on high alert since a series of attacks claimed by IS.

The most deadly came last December when a Tunisian rejected asylum seeker rammed a truck into a crowded Berlin Christmas market in an attack that killed 12 people and wounded dozens of others.

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