About three hours later, police arrested a man matching a description they had issued based on witness reports.
A suspect has been arrested after four people were lightly injured Saturday in knife attacks in the southern German city of Munich, police said.
Da Gloria Martins says the assailant attacked six people at different locations in the area but only four of them were wounded.
But "absolutely no element" of the investigation leads police to believe it was a politically or religiously- motivated act of terror, he said.
The incident happened at Rosenheimer Platz near the city centre and none of the victims' injuries were life-threatening.More news: Dozens killed as Taliban launches new assaults on Afghan bases
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Earlier, officers announced they were looking for a man who escaped on a black bicycle.
Munich police have detained the man who probably attacked people with a knife.
He said police have "no serious doubts" that the suspect was the assailant, and that there was no longer any danger to the public. The police call the local residents via Twitter to stay at their homes and avoid the area.
"We have no indication of a terrorist, political, or religious motive", Andrae said.