Machete Attack in Germany Kills 1, Injures 2

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
July 24, 2016 Updated: July 24, 2016

At least one person was killed and another two were injured during an attack in the German town of Reutlingen on Sunday, according to local media reports.

The man killed a woman near a kebab shop.

The man was identified as a 21-year-old Syrian refugee, reported German news agency DPA and Reuters.

“The perpetrator was completely out of his mind. He ran with his machete behind a patrol car,” an eyewitness told Bild. The person said that a BMW driver stepped on the gas and “ran him over.”

“There is no danger to anyone else at this time,” a police official told a Guardian reporter in Germany.

Witnesses said the man was arguing with a woman before he attacked her at around 4:30 p.m. local time.

“Then he laid … on the ground and did not move,” the person added.

Photos posted on Bild showed a bearded man, handcuffed, on the ground with his face bloody and hands bloodied. A large blade was seen on the ground.

The man was known to police, according to Bild.

Reutlingen is about 20 miles south of Stuttgart.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.