Police in the northwestern German city of Muenster say a vehicle has driven into a crowd of people, causing multiple injuries and deaths.
Police have tweeted that “there are some deaths and injuries,” and they are cautioning against speculation as the situation develops. They are asking locals to avoid the city center.
While police have not released a number, the German Interior Ministry says at least four people have died and about 30 were injured. German publication Bild says six people are critically injured. Emergency crews are on the scene, have blocked off the area and are searching for anyone connected to the attack.
Muenster Mayor Markus Lewe told reporters Saturday that “all of Muenster mourns over this horrible thing,” expressing compassion for the families of those killed and a swift recovery for those injured.
Reports say the driver has shot himself, but police have not confirmed. Police also have not confirmed that it is an attack, although it resembles other recent terror attacks in Germany and France.
The incident happened in the old part of the city near a famous 19th century statue of a traveling salesman, known as “Kiepenkerl”.
This story was written by VOANEWS.