Pregnant woman killed in German machete attack

A pregnant woman has been killed and two others injured by a man with a machete at a fast food restaurant in southern Germany.

A 21-year-old Syrian refugee allegedly staged the attack and was then arrested.

German tabloid Bild reports the victim is a Polish woman who worked at the restaurant.


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It is also being reported a colleague said the attacker was arguing with the woman before he killed her on the street.

He said he had fallen in love with the woman when he started working there.

He described the man as “a friendly guy” who had arrived alone in Germany from Syria around 18 months ago.

An eyewitness told Bild “The attacker was completely out of his mind. He ran with the machete behind a police patrol car.”

He said a passing BMW managed to run him over and afterwards he “lay prostrate on the ground and didn’t move”.

The police has confirmed the attacker was a 21-year-old Syrian refugee but have not released his name. The motive for the attack is unclear but police said there is no evidence it is terror related.