Germany outpost attack: Police in Muenster contend ‘no clues’ for a motive

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Police are struggling to find a ground for Saturday’s outpost attack

Police in Germany contend there are “no clues” indicating to a probable ground for Saturday’s outpost conflict in Muenster.

They are questioning “all probable avenues”, pronounced a north-western city’s comparison prosecutor, Martin Botzenhardt.

On Saturday authorities all though ruled out any Islamist connectors for a suspect, a German citizen who shot and killed himself.

Police also identified a dual victims killed in a occurrence as a 51-year-old lady and a 65-year-old man.

The lady was from nearby Lueneburg in a north of a country, while a male was from Borken nearby Muenster.

What do we know about a perpetrator?

Mr Botzenhardt pronounced a review so distant suggested that a motorist was “probably” a 48-year-old male from Munich.

“So distant there are no indications of a probable credentials for a crime,” he said. “The investigations are being conducted during full speed and on all fronts.”

  • How Germany outpost occurrence unfolded online

The perpetrator shot himself after pushing into a throng sitting outward a grill in Muenster’s aged city area.

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Flowers were placed during a statue nearby a stage of a attack

Although officials have supposing few details, a German journal Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is stating that a male lived only 2km (1.2 miles) from a restaurant.

The open broadcaster ZDF suggested he had links with far-right extremists, though pronounced he was not famous to be one himself. The news pronounced military were acid his apartment.

German media reports also pronounced a male had mental health problems – something state authorities have not reliable or denied.

How did a occurrence unfold?

A vehicle, reportedly a grey VW van, was driven into a grill patio area during 15:27 internal time (13:27 GMT) on Saturday.

Eyewitnesses pronounced it was driven during speed and photographs of a issue showed tables and chairs strewn opposite a renouned traveller square.

An worker during one of a cafes told internal media that she listened a crash and people screaming.

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Forensics crews examine a outpost used in a attack

“I’m indignant – it’s villainous to do something like this,” she told German radio channel N24.

Daniel Kollenberg, who witnessed a aftermath, told a BBC: “I consider it is a counsel conflict since it’s not authorised for cars to go in this area.”

He added: “People are calm, though unequivocally shocked.” The city, in Germany’s north west, has a race of about 300,000.

Chancellor Angela Merkel pronounced in a matter that she was “deeply shaken” by a incident.

“Everything probable is now being finished to explain a contribution and to support a victims and their relatives,” she said.

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted in French and German, observant his nation was pang with Germany.

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Misinformation fears

The occurrence comes during a time of a heightened regard in Europe, following a spate of jihadist attacks regulating vehicles to kill pedestrians in a UK, France and Sweden.

Local military regularly urged people on Saturday afternoon not to assume about a inlet of a occurrence and wait for central information.

Germany has seen a series of jihadist attacks in new years. In Dec 2016 a lorry was driven into a throng during a Christmas marketplace in a capital, Berlin.

The assailant who hijacked a vehicle, Tunisian haven seeker Anis Amri, was shot passed in Italy 4 days later.

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