I swear, Germany is becoming like Bangladesh, what with people getting hacked up on a regular basis. The latest attack, just reported in a town near Tübingen, is this (from RT):
At least one person has been killed and two more injured in an incident in the German town of Reutlingen. A man wielding a machete apparently randomly attacked passersby in the street.
The man was identified as a Syrian asylum seeker, aged 21, who was previously known to law enforcement, the local police department said in a statement.
The motives of the man are still unclear.
The perpetrator had an argument with a woman near the central bus terminal in Reutlingen, and during the altercation severely injured the woman using a machete.The woman died of her injuries at the scene, police said.
The perpetrator was then detained near the scene “in minutes” after the incident but managed to injure another woman and a man, police added.
The eye witnesses described the attacker to Bild as “fully insane,” adding that he tried to attack a police car with his machete.
Apparently the attacker was known to the police, had been in trouble before, and was stopped in an unusual way (from the Independent):
[An eyewitness] said a passing BMW managed to run him over and afterwards he “lay prostrate on the ground and didn’t move”.
It’s not clear yet what the mall shooter’s motives were, though they seem to have ruled out any Islamist aims. Still, all kinds of rumors are flying about.