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Muenster Attack: Three Killed and 30 Injured as Van Is Driven Into Pedestrians


At least three people have been killed and about 30 injured in the city of Muenster, in western Germany, after a van drove into pedestrians.

According to police, the van’s driver has killed himself. Police did not provide further details and said they are not looking for more suspects.

The incident occurred near the Kiepenkerl statue in the old town.

Some of the injured are said to be in a serious condition.

Image source Wikimedia

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Police have closed the area and asked people to avoid the city center.

There is a restaurant located in the vicinity of the Kiepenkerl statue and photographs posted on social media showed tables and chairs strewn at the scene.

Ulrike Demmer, the federal government’s deputy spokesperson, said the government’s thoughts were with the victims and their families.

In December 2016, a truck ploughed into a crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people.