3 killed and 20 injured as car plows into crowd in Germany

Police said several people were killed Saturday after a vehicle drove into a crowd of pedestrians in Muenster, Germany. (AP Photo)

MUENSTER, Germany (CNN and FOX NEWS) — A delivery vehicle slammed into a crowd Saturday in an apparently deliberate attack in the German city of Muenster, killing three people and leaving 20 others injured, police said.

The driver shot and killed himself, a police spokeswoman said.

Authorities are treating the incident as a deliberate attack, the spokeswoman said.

Muenster Police have asked citizens to “avoid the area near the Kiepenkerl pub” as authorities investigate the incident. A large-scale police operation is currently underway. Kiepenkerl is a popular bar in the city’s historic downtown area.

 

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