Prosecutors are investigating the attack as having either a political or religious motive but they have not ruled out psychological issues. “Because of the circumstances we don’t see this as a random accident,” the Berlin prosecutor’s spokesperson said on Wednesday. “Latest indications points to an Islamist-motivated attack.”
Named by German media as Samrad A, the suspect lives in refugee accommodation and reports suggest he may have been radicalised there. He is expected to face three charges of attempted murder.
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