Syrian asylum seeker kills woman with machete in Germany: police

A Syrian asylum seeker is thought to have killed a woman with a machete in south-western Germany, police said on Sunday, adding that the man has been arrested.

Two people, a man and a woman, were injured in the attack, which took place in Reutlingen in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, a police statement said.

The 21-year-old suspect was known to police.

The attack occurred at a bus station in the south-western city at 4:30 pm (1430 GMT) following an altercation, according to the statement.

No further details were available on the alleged attacker's background and his motive was unclear. There was no immediate evidence of any accomplices.

Baden-Wuerttemberg is Germany's third-largest state.

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