Nine people were injured when a man screaming “Allahu Akbar” charged into a German church, reported the Jerusalem Post.
Marko Petrovic said he was pushed aside by the attacker at St. Paul’s Parish Church in Munich.
“The man ran past me, rammed my elbow into his side and called ‘Allahu Akbar.’ He threw something. A few visitors, strong men, were able to pull him to the ground and hold him until the police arrived,” Petrovic said.
The Post said police described the man as a 36-year-old Somali.
Police said the attacker “entered the church through the main entrance, gesticulating and shouting unintelligible words. In addition, he is said to have thrown several stones in the church.”
Reports that he said “Allahu Akbar,” which means “Allah is the greatest,” are under investigation, police said.
People fled the church when the attack occurred, the report said. Of the people injured, four were hospitalized.
“Videos posted online show the inside of the church in disarray. The police arrested the man on Saturday evening in the church,” the report said.
Parishioner Jozo Dramac said: “Someone screamed in Arabic, ‘Allah, Allah.’ I was there with my wife and son. The people were in a panic. I’ve tried to keep calm, but I’m still scared.”