germany knife attack
A police officer takes pictures at the train station in Grafing, Germany, May 10, 2015. A man attacked passengers with a knife at a train station in the Munich area in southern Germany early on Tuesday, leaving four people with life-threatening injuries, Bavarian radio reported.Reuters

UPDATE 3:36 p.m. IST -- The attacker was a 27-year-old German man, while the victim who died from injuries has been identified as a 50-year-old man. The attack took place at about 5 a.m. local time at the train station at Grafing in southern Germany.

UPDATE 1:19 p.m. IST -- The police are reportedly investigating a possible Islamist terror link to Tuesday's knife attack in Germany, according to the Guardian

UPDATE 1:15 p.m. IST -- A German prosecutor confirmed the death of one person in the knife attack at a station near Munich, according to AFP. The "assailant made remarks at the scene of the crime that indicate a political motive -- apparently an Islamist motive," a spokesman for the prosecutor's office told AFP. 

UPDATE 12:47 p.m. IST -- One of the injured persons has died folowing a knife attack in Munich, according to the Local, which cited a regional newspaper. 

Original story:

A man attacked passengers at a railway station in Germany's Munich area with a knife on Tuesday, leaving at least four people seriously injured. The suspect has reportedly been arrested. 

Some witnesses have said the man shouted "Allahu Akbar" during the attack, according to Sky News, which cited Germany's Bavarian radio. Some of those hurt are said to have sustained life-threatening injuries. 

AFP quoted the German police as saying that the motive behind the attack may have been "political."