He fled the train but was chassed and shot to death by police. Three of the victims suffered serious injuries and one was slightly injured. Another 14 people were being treated for shock.. State Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann told to the media he was 17-year-old. The suspect came to Germany as an unaccompanied minor and had lived in the Wuerzburg area for some time, initially at a refugee facility in the town of Ochsenfurt. Authorities were still investigating the motive of the attack. Some witnesses had heard the suspect shout “Allahu Akbar” (“God Is Great”) during the attack.
Germany last year registered more than 1 million refugees entering the country, including more than 150,000 Afghans. There is already nervousness in Germany about attacks by Islamist extremists following the attacks across the border in France. Bavarian Interior Minister Gerhard Eck refused to be drawn into speculation as to whether the teenage attacker had any possible links to terror organizations.