Hamburg supermarket attacker 'was known Islamist'

Posted on: July 29, 2017 | views: 44

The man who killed one person and injured six in a supermarket knife attack in Hamburg was a "known Islamist", police say.

"He was known as an Islamist but not a jihadist," police spokesman Andy Grote said, noting that the suspect also suffered from "psychological" issues.

The man, a failed asylum seeker born in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), attacked customers at random on Friday.

Police said he acted alone and he was overpowered by passers-by.