Suspect arrested in Munich knife assault

Search ongoing for attacker after Munich incident

No one was seriously hurt in the attack that started at around 8.30 a.m.in the Haidhausen area, east of downtown Munich.

The man attacked people with his knife at random, causing light injuries to eight people: a 12-year-old boy, six men and one woman, said Andrae.

About three hours after the stabbings, police arrested a man matching that description who had initially tried to evade officers.

Four people are thought to be injured but none sustained life-threatening injuries, The Independent reports quoting the authorities. They said he was heavy, unshaven with short blond hair and had a black bicycle and a backpack.

There was no immediate word on a possible motive.

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Police believe the perpetrator, who appeared to randomly target people at several different locations, acted alone.

Police are hunting a "volatile" suspect following the incident on Saturday morning.

Munich police have detained the man who probably attacked people with a knife.

The police have canceled an earlier warning for residents in the area to stay home due to the threat.

Writing on Twitter, Munich Police said: 'We are searching for the perpetrator of the attack with all available police'.

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