Knife-wielding man wounds five people in Munich

Munich stabbing

Munich stabbing

According to local reports, police in Munich have detained a suspect in relation to this morning's knife rampage in the German city.

Oct.21: Police in Munich, Germany, have arrested a man on suspicion that he was responsible for attacking four people with a knife in the city on Saturday.

The eight wounded were aged between 12 and 77-years-old. They mainly had superficial stab wounds and in at least one case had been hit.

They said he was wearing gray trousers and a running jacket.

There was no immediate word on a possible motive.

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A SWAT team arrested a 33-year-old German suspect after a three hour manhunt.

The authorities previously said they had deployed "all available police forces" to search for the attacker. Police had asked residents to stay home until they find the attacker who had fled on a bicycle.

Police had been looking for a male suspect around the underground station of Rosenheimer Platz in central Munich where the attack occurred.

"At this point in the investigation, there is no indication of a political or religious motivation", Andra said, adding that the perpetrator was believed to have had a "psychological disorder".

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