Germany educate attacker had Islamic extremist reason, say prosecutors

The top suspect in a knife assault on board a German educate had an Islamic extremist reason, prosecutors have mentioned.

4 other people had been injured throughout the assault on a high-speed educate between Passau and Hamburg in November.

Government first of all mentioned that the person attacked his sufferers it sounds as if at random and was once positioned in a psychiatric centre after his arrest. Later, Munich prosecutors said they had been not ruling out an Islamic extremist reason.

On Monday, the prosecutor’s administrative center mentioned that there have been “weighty indications” that the suspect’s movements had been in response to make stronger for the ideology of the so-called Islamic State team.

However government mentioned there was once no proof to this point that he was once concerned with or “directed” via the gang.

Police had mentioned that the suspect — a 27-year-old Syrian citizen dwelling in Passau — got here to Germany in 2014 and was once granted asylum in 2016.

The investigation has now been taken over via the Federal Prosecutor’s Workplace in Karlsruhe, which is liable for terrorism and nationwide safety.

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