The man behind today's fatal train station attack in Germany had mental health and drug problems, AFP reported, citing the regional ministry.
"As to what extent there were other background factors, or whether this is more about questions of mental instability or drug addiction, still needs to be investigated," Bavaria state's interior minister Joachim Hermann earlier told BR24 television.
According to witnesses the attacker had shouted "Alahu Akbar" - Arabic for "God is great" - as he "indiscriminately" stabbed commuters with a 10-centimetre knife at Grafton station early this morning.
This led police to investigate an "Islamist motive" behind the attack, which has left one man dead and three more in hospital.
The suspect is:
- 27 years old
- A German national, who was born in Germany and does not have a migrant background
- From central Hesse state
- Not previously known to police
- Named locally as Paul H. (naming convention of suspects in Germany means the full surname is not released)
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