by Jacob Bojesson
A German couple was stabbed at music festival Saturday by an intoxicated man shouting “Allahu akbar.”
The couple was enjoying a picnic in the town of Oberhausen when the suspect attacked them. The 57-year-old male victim managed to overpower the suspect, despite receiving serious injuries. The female victim, aged 66, is fighting for her life.
Police did not speculate on a possible motive behind the attack, but said the 26-year-old suspect was under the influence of narcotics. Police said the attacker is homeless and has no known affiliations with extremism. A judge ordered the man be put in a forensic psychiatric facility until further notice.
The attack follows a spree in Germany over the past month.
An Afghan refugee stabbed five people on a train July 19. Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attack.
A suicide bomber injured 15 people outside a bar July 24 in Ansbach. The man pledged allegiance to Islamic State in a video prior to the attack. (RELATED: Bomber In Germany Was Syrian Refugee Who Had Been Ordered For Deportation Twice)
A German-Iranian teenager killed nine people and wounded another 15 July 23 at shopping center in Munich. The teenager was heard shouting “Fucking Turks” during the shooting.