2018-04-07 17:56:30 UTC
About time for the EU to ban private ownership of cars/trucks...
UK should lead the way and inplement the ban first.
At least 3 killed, 20 injured after van plows through crowd in Muenster,
At least three people were killed and 20 others were injured Saturday after
a van drove into a crowd of pedestrians in front of a popular bar in the
German city of Muenster, police said.
The driver of the van shot himself to death following the crash, police
spokesman Andreas Bode told reporters. The driver's identity was not
Police said they were investigating reports that other perpetrators may have
fled the crash.
Officers said a suspicious object was found inside the van and they were
still investigating what it is and if it is dangerous. Police said the main
reason the area was cordoned off was due to the suspicious object.
The van crashed into people sitting in front of the popular Kiepenkerl bar
in the city's historic downtown area. Bode said six of the 20 injured were
in critical condition.
Police in Muenster have asked citizens to "avoid the area near the
Kiepenkerl pub" as authorities investigate the incident. A large-scale
police operation is currently underway.
A spokeswoman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered her condolences
for the victims of the crash.
"Our thoughts are with the victims and their families [of the crash]," she
Police said it was too early to speculate the motive of the crash but they
Muenster, a university city, has about 300,000 residents. The city's center
was crowded due to the nice weather.