Police officer, others wounded in Munich subway shooting
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Police officer, others wounded in Munich subway shooting

Officials rule out terror, say motive was 'personal'; witnesses say the suspect took an officer's pistol and then shot her at entrance to train station

A policeman stands guard at the Marienplatz square in Munich, southern Germany, on July 22, 2016, after a deadly attack at the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum shopping center in the Bavarian capital. (AFP PHOTO/dpa/Sven Hoppe )
A policeman stands guard at the Marienplatz square in Munich, southern Germany, on July 22, 2016, after a deadly attack at the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum shopping center in the Bavarian capital. (AFP PHOTO/dpa/Sven Hoppe )

BERLIN — Several people were injured, including a police officer, in a shooting early Tuesday at a Munich subway station, police said.

Munich police said in a tweet that the policewoman’s injuries were serious. The suspect was also injured and is in custody.

Officials ruled out a political or religious motive, saying the attacker acted out of “personal” reasons.

“The sole male perpetrator was motivated by personal reasons. There is no political or religious background here,” police spokesman Marcus da Gloria Martins told reporters.

The shooting occurred during a morning police check at the Unterfoehring subway station, another police spokesman, Michael Riehlein, said.

He had no further details, but Munich’s Merkur newspaper reported that witnesses said the suspect took a police officer’s pistol and shot her, and also injured others at the scene.

Riehlein said the area was secured and that there was no danger to the wider public.

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