Driver stabbed in German town, police probe motive

Police say an assailant has stabbed the driver of a car in western Germany and investigators aren’t ruling out an Islamic extremist motive

They said police in the regional hub of Cologne took over the case “because an Islamist background cannot be ruled out.”

They wouldn't confirm or deny reports in the Bild and Aachener Zeitung newspapers that the assailant shouted “Allahu akbar," or “God is great” in Arabic.

On Sunday evening, two men — the 21-year-old suspect and another man, age 26, who was in a car with him — were detained in Stolberg, a statement from police and prosecutors said. It added that both men as well as a police officer were injured during the arrest.