A 57-year-old Russian national stabbed two Ukrainian men to death in a shopping center in Murnau, Germany, on Saturday evening.

According to a press release by the Bavaria Police, the first victim, a 36-year-old Ukrainian national died on the scene, while a second victim, a 23-year-old Ukrainian, succumbed to his injuries in the evening at a hospital nearby.

The Bavaria Police said the suspect was a 57-year-old Russian national who was arrested “at his home address not far from the crime scene” following the incident.

“On Saturday (April 27, 2024), at 5:20 p.m., the operations center of the Upper Bavaria South Police Headquarters received a report about two seriously injured men in Murnau, Burggraben.

“The emergency services were immediately alerted and were able to determine on-site that one of the men had already succumbed to his serious injuries. The second man, who was initially found with very serious injuries, also died after being taken to a nearby hospital despite immediate resuscitation measures,” the press release states.

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Investigations are ongoing, and the motive behind the incident remains unclear. The Bavaria Police has called on witnesses to come forward to “provide information about a possible dispute or previous history” and “other relevant information that would help clarify the circumstances of the crime.”

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