By Steve Dellar  |  04-07-2018   News
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The German people, just as the rest of Western Europe, were enjoying the first day of sunshine of the year which they had to wait for a long time and therefore relaxed as they drank a freshly tapped glass of beer on a terrace in the cobblestoned streets, in the large market square situated right in the middle of the medieval centre of the western city of Munster this afternoon. All of a sudden a van drove at high speed into the street and into the terraces, trying to wound and kill as many as possible.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The incident in Muenster, Germany, is being treated as terrorism, but the suspect&#39;s identification has not yet been transferred to the U.S., a U.S. intelligence source tells CBS News <a href="https://t.co/e3VSb4XVo9">https://t.co/e3VSb4XVo9</a> <a href="https://t.co/pJKNWZkEUU">pic.twitter.com/pJKNWZkEUU</a></p>&mdash; CBS News (@CBSNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/982681462444052480?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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A few hours later, this is what we know so far: the reported perpetrator, who took his own life after the attack, would be a 48-year-old German man known as Jens R., who had ‘psychological problems’ and ‘suicidal tendencies’.

4 people are dead, 3 victims and the perpetrator, 6 people are in hospital fighting for their life.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;There are some eyewitness accounts of other culprits possibly having fled the vehicle&quot; - Andreas Bode Muenster Police spokesman <a href="https://t.co/Wgi0DBsyZS">https://t.co/Wgi0DBsyZS</a> <a href="https://t.co/m3IaCHcRoV">pic.twitter.com/m3IaCHcRoV</a></p>&mdash; BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) <a href="https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking/status/982665836845510656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Police found a ‘suspicious package’ in the van but do not want to give further details. There had been reports earlier of two possible other perpetrators and therefore the police evacuated the area in the first hour after the events but that information has now proven to be wrong and the security forces say that Mr. Jens R. acted alone. Police are now searching his house.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">At least 3 killed, 20 injured after vehicle crashes into crowd in Muenster, Germany; Germany has been on a high terror alert for nearly two years. <a href="https://t.co/4n97v8CXgY">https://t.co/4n97v8CXgY</a> <a href="https://t.co/PlhJowanpY">pic.twitter.com/PlhJowanpY</a></p>&mdash; Fox News (@FoxNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/982670842231492608?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 7, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Police spokeswoman Ms. Vanessa Arlt: "The perpetrator drove into several cafes and restaurant terraces in a major square in the center of Muenster."

Chancellor Angela Merkel has released a statement through a spokesperson, saying that she is in shock and thanking the emergency services for their help in these difficult times.

Source:

http://www.tagesschau.de/newsticker/liveblog-muenster-101.html

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