Munich station shooting: Police officer shot in the head, suspect in custody

The shooting occurred during a morning police check at the Unterfoehring train station. Authorities do not believe the incident had to do with terrorism, and that the suspect appeared to have acted out of “personal” reasons.

world Updated: Jun 13, 2017 17:16 IST
Agencies, Munich (Germany)
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Policemen arrive at Unterfoehring station in Munich on June 13.(AP Photo)

A police officer was shot in the head after a man grabbed her service pistol and opened fire, also injuring two bystanders, in an incident at a Munich subway station early Tuesday morning, police said.

The officer’s injuries were considered life-threatening, while those to the two bystanders shot at the Unterfoehring station were less serious, Munich police spokesman Marcus da Gloria Martins said.

Martins, later told reporters there was no indication of a “political or religious” motive behind the incident.

“The sole male perpetrator was motivated by personal reasons,” he said.

Martins said that the unidentified man had tried to push at least one police officer in front of an incoming train, leading to a scuffle during which he took the female officer’s gun and fired.

Two other people at the station were seriously injured but their lives were not believed to be in danger. They were being treated in local hospitals.

“The assailant was arrested. He was also injured. There are no indications of further perpetrators,” according to another police tweet.

“The area around the suburban train station Unterfoering has been cordoned off.”

First Published: Jun 13, 2017 13:33 IST