A woman was killed and at least two injured in a machete attack near the German city of Stuttgart.
A man has been arrested in connection with the attack in the city of Reutlingen, just south of Stuttgart.
German police have confirmed that the stabber is a Syrian refugee but have not released his name, and state that his motives still remain unclear.
The attack comes against the backdrop of heightened tensions in Europe generally, and in Germany particularly, following the ax attack on a train last week in which five people were injured, and the shooting in the Olympia shopping mall in Munich over the weekend, in which 9 people were murdered, and 35 wounded.
German newspaper Bild reports that the machete wielding man attacked outside of a kebab shop, with bystanders fleeing in panic after seeing the knife.
An eyewitness told the paper that the attacker was run over by a passing BMW, preventing him from continuing his stabbing rampage, after which he “lay prone on the ground and didn’t move.”
Updates to follow.