Policewoman among several people injured in shooting at Munich subway station
Several people, including a police officer, were injured in a shooting at a commuter rail station near the southern Germany city of Munich early Tuesday, police said. The policewoman was shot in the head and her injuries were serious. The suspect was also injured and was taken into custody.
"Situation on the spot secured by police forces. The area around the suburban train station Unterföhring is being cordoned off. Suburban train station Unterföhring – Several persons wounded by gunshots. Police woman seriously wounded. One person has been arrested," Munich police said in a series of tweets.
The suspect is belived to have grabbed police officer's pistol and opened fire, also injuring two bystanders. 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.
The suspect was seriously injured by gunfire, he said.
"There was one suspect and we've got him," da Gloria Martins told reporters at the scene.
The shooting occurred during a morning police check at the Unterfoehring subway station.
Martins said the authorities do not believe that the incident had to do with terrorism. The suspect appeared to have acted out of "personal" reasons and not with political or religious motivations, he said.
Police had been called to the subway station following reports of an altercation among passengers on a train. When officers arrived the suspect attempted to push them onto the tracks, Martins said.
The suspect then managed to grab the female officer's gun and fired several shots before he was shot himself and taken into custody.