Authorities say the 21-year-old assailant was known by police because of past violence

By bcbakkila
July 24, 2016 06:10 PM
NONSTOP NEWS via AP

A 21-year-old Syrian man seeking asylum in Germany allegedly killed a woman and injured two other people outside of a bus station in Reutlingen, Germany on Sunday, according to Time. He has been arrested.

The name of the alleged assailant has not been released, but police spokesman Bjoern Reusch told the Associated Press that he was arrested after attacking the woman with a machete following an argument. Reusch added that the man allegedly injured another woman and a man as he fled the scene, but maintained that “there are no indications that this was a terrorist attack.”

Time also reported that the police had known the alleged assailant because of “previous violent incidents.”

The Daily Telegraph reported that German police said they were working on the assumption the attack was a “crime of passion.”

This marks one of many tragedies in Germany over the past week. An 18-year-old went on a shooting rampage at a Munich mall that killed nine people on Friday. And last week, the Islamic State (ISIS) took credit for an ax attack on a train that wounded five people, according to ABC News.

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