Officer shot in head in Munich shooting

  • 13/06/2017
Munich Germany police officer (Reuters)
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A police officer has been shot in the head after a man grabbed her gun and opened fire, also injuring two bystanders, at a Munich train station.

The officer's injuries are life-threatening, while those of the bystanders shot at the Unterfoehring station are less serious, Munich police spokesman Marcus da Gloria Martins says.

The suspect was seriously injured by gunfire and he is now in custody, da Gloria Martins says.

"There was one suspect and we've got him," he told reporters at the scene.

Authorities do not believe Tuesday's incident had to do with terrorism, and the suspect appeared to have acted out of "personal" reasons and not with political or religious motivations, da Gloria Martins said.

Police had been called to the station following reports of an altercation among passengers on a train. When officers arrived the suspect attempted to push them onto the tracks, da Gloria Martins said.

The station was evacuated in the wake of the shooting and the situation is "under control," police said.