According to several German media, a vehicle sank Saturday afternoon in the crowd in Münster. The police evoke several dead and about thirty wounded. The driver committed suicide, she says, calling however "not to speculate" on the causes of this event.
According to several German media outlets Der Spiegel , a vehicle - presumably a pickup truck - sank this afternoon into the crowd in Münster, northwestern Germany. The police evoke several dead and thirty wounded, six between life and death. On his website, the daily newspaper Bild reported three deaths.
The driver of the car committed suicide by shooting, also said the police, which claims not to look for any other suspect. On the other hand, investigations are currently underway to verify the presence or absence of explosives.
At this point, the situation remains confused and it is not known whether it is a terrorist attack or an accident. If the authorities have not yet expressed themselves on the nature of the incident, the German media evoke an attack on them. On Twitter, the police simply said "no speculation", and called on residents of the city to avoid the center to let the rescue carry out their operation.
Police intervention is underway and the neighborhood has been evacuated. Images broadcast on German television showed several police and fire vehicles parked in the center of the town of more than 300,000 inhabitants, located in North Rhine-Westphalia, about 70 kilometers north of Dortmund.
As a reminder, Germany was hit by a car bombing in December 2016 on a Christmas market, which had killed 12 people and was claimed by the Islamic State (IS). Its author, Tunisian Anis Amri was killed a few days later near Milan.