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One dead after knife attack at asylum seeker accommodation in Germany

One man was killed and at least five people were injured in the knife attack late on Sunday, police said on Monday

26 June 2022, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Kressbronn: Forensics work at the crime scene after a knife attack at an asylum-seeker shelter. A 31-year-old man allegedly stabbed several people, killing one man. At least five other people were injured, some seriously, in the knife attack, police said Monday. Photo: Davor Knappmeyer/Tnn/dpa.
Forensics work at the crime scene after a knife attack at an asylum-seeker shelter. Photo: Davor Knappmeyer/dpa.

A 31-year-old man has been detained in south-western Germany, accused of stabbing several people in a shelter for asylum seekers.

One man was killed and at least five people were injured in the knife attack late on Sunday, police said on Monday.

The man, also a resident at the accommodation in the small town of Kressbronn on Lake Constance, allegedly knocked on the doors of the rooms on Sunday evening and stabbed whomever opened the doors.

One man died on the spot. One seriously injured man was flown to hospital by helicopter. Four others were taken to hospital by ambulance.

The officers arrested the suspect in front of the building.

His motive and further background of the crime were initially unclear.

One dead after knife attack at asylum seeker accommodation in Germany
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