The quick actions of a nearby driver prevented further deaths and police then arrested the bearded man; he was seen with a bloodied forehead as he was pinned down on the ground by police. The woman who has died is thought to have worked in a nearby kebab shop.
An eyewitness told Germany’s Bild newspaper: ”The man was completely out of his mind. He ran with his machete even behind a patrol car. A BMW driver then accelerated and ran over him. He then lay prostrate on the ground and did not move.”
The attack comes just two days after a teenager shot nine people, mainly teens, in the centre of Munich. The motives behind this attack are not yet known.