Incident Summary:

05/10/2016: An assailant stabbed people at a train station in Grafing, Bavaria, Germany. One person was killed and three others were wounded in the attack. The assailant stated that he wanted to target "non-believers."




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Germany
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A knife was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Lack of Intentionality
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorsim-related criteria. Sources noted that the assailant was mentally ill at the time of the attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Muslim extremists (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Grafing - 'Crazed' German knife attacker kills one, wounds three," AFP (North European Service), May 10, 2016.
"1 killed, others wounded by attacker in Germany shouting 'Allahu Akbar'," Middle East Eye, May 10, 2016.
"Singapore: Man knifes rail passengers at Munich train station, one killed, three injured," Channel NewsAsia Online, May 10, 2016.