Germany Knife Attack: Six Injured

Police have arrested a suspect after a man injured five people in a stabbing attack in Munich, Germany, Saturday.

Police said the attacker lashed out at five men and a woman in the incident in Rosenheimer Platz in the east of the city. None of the injuries were life-threatening, police said, adding that the attacker's motive remained unclear.

"We have arrested a person who very strongly resembles the description by witnesses, but we cannot confirm that he is the attacker," Munich police spokesman Marcus da Gloria Martins said, as cited by the BBC.

German police officers stand guard near Rosenheimer square after a man attacked passersby on October 21, 2017 in the southern German city of Munich. The man attacked passersby in five places near Rosenheimer Platz in the eastern part of the city centre at around 0630 GMT, inflicting light injuries on four people, a police spokesman told AFP. The perpetrator, described by the police as a man in his forties, wearing grey pants and a running jacket, fled the scene on a black bicycle. Getty

They urged people in the city to remain at home as they had received conflicting information about which way the attacker had gone. They described the suspect as a corpulent, unshaven man in his 40s who had fled the scene on a bicycle.