A delivery vehicle slammed into a jam Saturday in an obviously ponder assault in the German city of Muenster, killing 3 people and leaving 20 others harmed, police said.
The driver shot and killed himself, a police representative said.
Authorities are regarding the occurrence as a think assault, the representative said.
Muenster police representative Andreas Boden told nearby media that the intention and personality of the driver is obscure.
The assault occurred in the old piece of the western German city, a region prevalent on ends of the week.
The vehicle crashed into an eatery’s open patio around 3:30 p.m. neighborhood time, as per police representative Vanessa Arlt.
Arlt said the old city stays shut, and police have requested that people keep away from the downtown area.
Muenster, with around 300,000 people, is home to various colleges and has an understudy populace of around 58,000, the city government says. The city calls itself the cycling capital of Germany and says in regards to 100,000 inhabitants utilize a bicycle day by day.
Ulrike Demmer, a representative for the German government, called news of the assault “appalling” on Twitter. “Our contemplations are with the casualties and their friends and family,” she said.
“With daunt, I learned of the horrendous occurrence in Muenster,” Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said in an announcement, including, “Police in Muenster and all through (the government territory of North Rhine-Westphalia) are currently striving to examine the issue.”
Government authorities are in close contact with neighborhood authorities, Seehofer said.
The US Embassy in Berlin likewise communicated its sympathies in a tweet Saturday. “The US Mission in Germany has the casualties and their family and companions in our musings and petitions,” the consulate said.
Saturday’s crash happened on the one-year commemoration of a comparable assault in Stockholm, Sweden, when a stolen lager truck struck walkers, killing five people.