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Syrian Asylum Seeker Kills One, Wounds Two in German Machete Attack: Police

by Eli Panken /  / Updated 
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A police line is seen near the site where a Syrian asylum-seeker killed a woman and injured two people with a machete, on July 24, 2016 in Reutlingen, southern Germany.CHRISTOPH SCHMIDT / AFP - Getty Images

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One woman was killed and two people were injured in Germany Sunday after an argument at a central bus station turned violent.

Around 4:30 p.m. local time (10:30 a.m. ET), a 21-year-old man injured a woman with a machete at the central Omnibus station in Reutlingen, about 22 miles south of Stuttgart, according to local police.

The woman died of her injuries at the scene, officials said.

After the first altercation, the attacker injured another woman and a man before he was arrested a few minutes later close to the crime scene.

Image: A police line is seen near the site where a Syrian asylum-seeker killed a woman and injured two people with a machete
A police line is seen near the site where a Syrian asylum-seeker killed a woman and injured two people with a machete, on July 24, 2016 in Reutlingen, southern Germany.CHRISTOPH SCHMIDT / AFP-Getty Images

The attacker is an asylum seeker originally from Syria and he was known to authorities, police said in a statement.

They said that the attacker likely acted alone and there is a “high probability” there is no danger for the Reutlingen population at this time.

Reutlingen is 130 miles west of Munich, where nine people were killed by an 18-year-old gunman in a city shopping center Friday. Days before, an Afghan teen attacked passengers on a train, severely injuring at least three people.

Image: GERMANY-SYRIA-CRIME-POLICE
A police line is seen near the site where a Syrian asylum-seeker killed a woman and injured two people with a machete, on July 24, 2016 in Reutlingen, southern Germany.CHRISTOPH SCHMIDT / AFP - Getty Images

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