The person of African descent who disrupted Mass in St Peter’s Church in the Croatian Catholic parish in Munich on Saturday evening by shouting “Allahu Akbar” and throwing stones,
is mentally ill and not connected with terrorism, the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs said on Sunday.
The man was shouting and throwing stones at the congregation and around the church, and the people fled in panic.
Twenty-five Croatian nationals were slightly injured in the confusion, the ministry told Hina, adding that police said that the man did not use firecrackers as some media reported.
Croatian media at home and abroad said that it was a middle-aged man who was shouting “Allahu Akbar”, which led many of the believers to think that it was a terrorist attack.