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2 Dead, Several Injured After Van Drives Into Crowd in Western Germany

The suspect was a German citizen who had recently made a suicide attempt, according to NBC News' German partner ZDF

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    Van Drives Into Crowd in Western Germany

    A van drove into a small crowd in Muenster, Germany, on Saturday afternoon, killing at least two people and injuring several others.

    (Published Saturday, April 7, 2018)

    A van has crashed into a crowd of people in the western German city of Muenster, killing two and injuring approximately 20 people, police said Saturday.

    The driver committed suicide inside the van, police said.

    Authorities said a motive remains unclear. German police told NBC News that there is no indication that the incident is related to Islamic extremism and officials added that the investigation is ongoing. Police noted that they were not actively seeking any additional suspects, but they were looking into all eyewitness accounts.

    The suspect was a German citizen who had recently made a suicide attempt, according to NBC News' German partner ZDF. The vehicle was registered under the suspect's name, they reported.