An Afghan migrant who stabbed three people at random in a German train station and screamed “Allahu Akbar” in August of last year has now admitted that he lied when he initially told investigators he did not remember anything.
The 24-years-old Milad A. is currently only trial for randomly attacking a group of travelers in the central railway station in the German town of Dresden on Aug. 13, 2021. He stabbed travelers with a knife and chased a man through the station.
According to a report from the State Criminal Police Office, there is no evidence of terrorism behind the attack despite the man screaming “Allahu Akbar.”
During the attack, he kicked the first of the three Uzbeks off the bench, attacked the second with a kitchen knife (9 cm blade), and injured his hand. According to the indictment, he shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is great).
He chased the third victim through the train station, stabbed him nine times, and injured the man’s arm and hip. Only federal police officers were able to overpower Milad A. with a gun.
On Monday, Feb. 14, 2022, Milad A. confessed to the district court but pretended not to be able to remember anything.
“I took methamphetamine an hour before. I was just scared,” the perpetrator said at the trial.
However, Milad A. has already once committed the same crime. As Bild newspaper reported, three years ago, the man was sentenced to 16 months probation for a knife attack, among other things. He was never deported.
The trial is still ongoing. The Afghan faces several years in prison for dangerous bodily harm and threats.