Hamburg attacker was known to security
forces as Islamist: minister
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[July 29, 2017]
(Reuters) - The 26-year-old migrant who killed one person and injured
six others in a knife attack in a Hamburg supermarket on Friday was
known to German security forces as an Islamist, the city-state's
interior minister said.
Police investigators work at the crime scene after a knife attack in a
supermarket in Hamburg, Germany, July 28, 2017. REUTERS/Morris Mac
Andy Grote told a news conference on Saturday that an initial
investigation found that the man, an asylum seeker who could not
be deported because he had no identification papers, is also
believed to have psychological problems.
Hamburg police chief Ralf Martin Meyer said that while initial
findings showed the attacker had acted alone it could not be
completely ruled out that he had accomplices.
(This version of the story corrects source to Hamburg interior
minister, paragraphs 1,2)
(Reporting by Joseph Nasr; editing by Jason Neely)
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