A police officer was shot in the head after a man grabbed her service pistol and opened fire, also injuring two bystanders, in an incident at a Munich subway station in the wee hours today, police said.
“The officer’s injuries were considered life-threatening, while those to the two bystanders shot at the Unterfoehring station were less serious,” Munich police spokesman Marcus da Gloria Martins said.
“The suspect was seriously injured by gunfire,” he said.
“There was one suspect and we have got him,” he added.
“Authorities do not believe the incident had to do with terrorism, and that the suspect appeared to have acted out of personal reasons and not with political or religious motivations,” he further added.
“Police was called to the subway station following reports of an altercation among passengers on a train. When officers arrived the suspect attempted to push them onto the tracks,” Marcus da Gloria Martins said.
The suspect then managed to grab the female officer’s gun and fired several shots before he was shot himself and taken into the custody.