Two killed in Germany as van ploughs into crowd in Muenster

Ambulances stand in downtown Muenster Germany Saturday April

Ambulances stand in downtown Muenster Germany Saturday April

He confirmed that police have ruled out terrorism in the ongoing investigation.

A security source added: "The scenario is such that an attack can not be ruled out".

Arlt said the old city remains closed, and police have asked people to avoid the city center.

FLORAL tributes have been laid to the victims in Munster after a "far right" driver mowed down and killed two people before shooting himself.

But investigators have yet to release the name of 48-year-old attacker, who killed himself Saturday after plowing into a crowd outside a bar in Muenster. The driver was a German citizen, said Herbert Reul, state minister for internal affairs in North Rhine-Westphalia state.

He didn't elaborate on how many Dutch were injured or how serious those injuries were.

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He said, "People are calm, but really shocked", adding that people were scared and disbelieving that such an attack could happen in Muenster.

As well as the dead, police said 20 were injured - six of them seriously - amid the broken and upturned tables and chairs seen strewn across the pavement in images of the scene.

Authorities are treating the incident as an attack.

Ms Adomeit went on to say there was no indication the perpetrator had any political motives for the attack.

Public broadcaster ZDF said the man had recently attempted suicide while rolling news channel NTV said he had spoken of a desire to bring as much attention as possible to his death. Authorities are still clueless about his motives and said they're investigating in all possible directions.

"I heard a loud, tiresome noise and suddenly everyone started shouting", a witness, Steffen Simonsen, told Germany's ARD broadcaster.

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"We are pressing hard on our investigation into all possible avenues".

"The van is not at the crime scene anymore, all kinds of objects have also been removed, waste of course, as well as evidence that we've found on the ground", police spokeswoman Susanne Dirkorte told The Associated Press.

The motivation of the attack remained unclear so far, while some German media reported that the perpetrator could be psychologically disordered.

Inside the man's apartment, which was nearby the crash scene and raided late Saturday, police found more firecrackers and a "no longer usable AK-47 machine gun".

Muenster is a popular tourist destination with 300,000 inhabitants, known for its medieval old town, which was rebuilt after the massive destruction during World War II.

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