A man screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ has killed one man and injured three more in a stabbing attack at a train station in Germany this morning.

The attacker, aged 27, is said to be a young German man and not an asylum seeker as earlier media reports suggested. The attack took place at Grafing station, not far from Munich.

He first knifed a newspaper seller in the back, shortly before 5am. The male victim, aged 50, died after the attack. He then struck out at three more victims, aged 43, 55 and 58, before running away.

He was caught a few feet from the station entrance and is now in custody after being overpowered at the scene. Of the three surviving victims, one is said to be seriously hurt.

German media said police had arrested the perpetrator with the prosecutor adding he had an ‘apparent Islamist’ motive.