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A volatile asylum debate looked set to reopen in Germany Saturday weeks ahead of parliamentary elections, after a failed asylum seeker killed one person and wounded five with a knife in the northern city of Hamburg."He was known as an Islamist but not a jihadist," said Hamburg's state interior minister Andy Grote noting "there are indications of radicalisation".He added that while there could have been an Islamist motive for the attack, the suspect also suffered from psychological problems. Police were unable to immediately confirm the suspect's nationality or identify the motive behind the violence.Images of heavily-armed police searching the Hamburg accommodation centre where the man lived were posted by newspaper Bild on its website late Friday.Like the Hamburg attacker, Amri was a failed asylum seeker who could not be deported for lack of documents.According to Spiegel Online, the 35-year-old man injured during the struggle was the one who finally forced the suspect to the ground, using a pole.
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