Prosecutors: Knife Attacker Self-Radicalized

UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A Palestinian man who attacked supermarket customers in Hamburg, Germany, may have been self radicalized.

That’s according to a statement made by German prosecutors July 31.

The 26-year-old, known only as Ahmad A., stabbed one person to death and wounded six others in Barmbek district on July 28.

Prosecutors investigating the case said his motive was likely tied to Islamic radicalism.

They went on to say, “On the day of the act, he resolved to commit an attack with the hope that he would die as a martyr.”

Prosecutors said they have found nothing to suggest the man has ties to terror groups like the Islamic State or had help in carrying out the attack.

Ahmad A., who was born in the United Arab Emirates, came to Germany in 2015 but was rejected asylum.

He is now in police custody facing murder and attempted murder charges.