1 dead, 3 injured in knife attack in German train station

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Forensic experts of the police stand next to a commuter train standig on a platform of the train station of Grafing near Munich, southern Germany, where a man killed one person and wounded three others in a knife attack on May 10, 2016. A spokesman of the police said that the 27-year-old "assailant made remarks at the scene of the crime that indicate a political motive -- apparently an Islamist motive". (Photo: Andreas Gebert/AFP/Getty Images)

Forensic experts of the police stand next to a commuter train standing on a platform of the train station of Grafing near Munich, southern Germany, where a man killed one person and wounded three others in a knife attack on May 10, 2016.
A spokesman of the police said that the 27-year-old “assailant made remarks at the scene of the crime that indicate a political motive — apparently an Islamist motive”. (Photo: Andreas Gebert/AFP/Getty Images)

One man was killed and three people injured during a knife attack at a train station in southern Germany Tuesday morning, the Bavarian Criminal Office says.

Police have arrested a 27-year-old German man in connection to the attack, a police spokesman said, adding that a political motive could not be ruled out.

The attack happened shortly before 5 a.m. local time (11 p.m. ET) in Grafing, 23 miles (37 kilometers) east of Munich, officials said.

The dead man, a 50-year-old, was inside a train bound for Munich when he was stabbed, police said. He later died in a hospital.

Three other men were injured, one of them seriously. Officials gave the injured men’s ages as 58, 55 and 43.

Police arrested the suspect near the station shortly after the attacks, said a police spokesman. A knife with a 10-centimeter (4-inch) blade was recovered, he said.

Police are currently questioning commuters who saw the attack take place.

The scene of the attack was cordoned off as police carried out inquiries.

Footage from the scene showed bloodied footprints leading out of a train carriage at the station, and small puddles of blood on the platform.

The Bavarian Criminal Office has taken up the investigation.