Knife-wielding man injures 4 people in Germany's Munich

The suspect detained by police "very strongly" resembles the perpetrator of the attacks, Munich police spokesman Marcus da Gloria Martins said at a press briefing.

A man injured several people in a knife attack Saturday morning in the southern German city of Munich, police said.

The suspected assailant, a local German already known to police for theft and other offenses, was arrested a few hours later, reports AP.

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Officers in the Bavarian capital said they have "no serious doubt" that the man arrested was the assailant, after an incident which is not thought to be terror-related.

Police issued a description of the suspect, who appeared to be about 40-years-old and riding a black bicycle. "Rather than that, we believe that the perpetrator had psychological problems".

Because of the attack, the police called for people to avoid the area of Rosenheimer Platz's central square.

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"We have no indication of a terrorist, political, or religious motive", Andrae said.

They urged people in the city to remain at home as they had received conflicting information about which way the attacker had gone.

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