From the Daily Mail:
Syrian refugee, 21, hacks PREGNANT woman to death with a machete and injures two others before hero BMW driver runs him over, in latest attack to shock Germany
- Syrian refugee, aged 21, went on a machete rampage in the city Reutlingen, Germany near to a doner kebab stand
- He killed one woman and injured a man and another woman in the attack before being detained by the police
- The motive for the attack is unclear but it has been reported he had a dispute with the woman before he killed her
A Syrian refugee wielding a machete has killed a pregnant woman and injured a man and another woman in Germany before being arrested by police after he was run over by a man driving a BMW.
The attack happened in the south western city of Reutlingen near a doner kebab stand in a bus station at Listplatz Square in what has been described as a 'crime of passion'.
German media have been reporting that the motive for the attack in the city south of Stuttgart was unclear but the attacker and the 45-year-old Polish victim both worked at the same snack bar.
Pictures from the scene appear to show the knifeman lying on the ground with blood on his face after being apprehended.
Armed police officers can be seen pinning him down to the ground before binding his hands behind his back.
Meanwhile, footage filmed by passers-by also showed the bearded attacker in the moments following the rampage running around in the street while people scream 'oh my god'.
He also banged on the windows of a Citroen car in which a 51-year-old woman suffered cuts to her arms and a 41-year-old man went into shock.
The attacker also injured a 23-year-old man by slashing his face.
It is believed a man passing the incident in a BMW car ran over the man, knocking him to the ground, before he was detained by police.
German media reported that the killing took place outside a restaurant where the woman worked as a cleaner. The driver, who was named as Alper K, 21, is thought to be the son of the restaurant owner.
Paramedics attempted to save the woman’s life after she sustained head injuries but she died and her corpse was covered with a white sheet.
One eyewitness told German newspaper Bild: 'The perpetrator was completely out of his mind. He ran with his machete even behind a patrol car.'
Police spokesman Bjoern Reusch said in a statement that witnesses said the 21-year-old man, who was known to police, was having an argument with the woman, who is believed to have been working at the kebab stand, before attacking her about 4:30 pm.
They also added that the incident 'did not bear the hallmarks of a terrorist attack.'
'According to the information available, the perpetrator acted alone, the people of Reutlingen and its surroundings are very probably not in danger,' the statement added.
The asylum-seeking Syrian man had been involved in previous incidents causing injuries to other people, police said.
The spokesman had no immediate information on when the man arrived in Germany, or when the previous incidents took place.
He was injured in the collision with the BMW and is currently in hospital, where he has not yet been questioned but is under guard by police.