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German interior minister Horst Seehofer (second right) and state leader in North Rhine-Westphalia Armin Laschet (right) pay their respect at a memorial shift at the square where a man ploughed with a van into an open-air restaurant, killing two people a day earlier in Muenster, western Germany, on Sunday.(AFP photo)

German behind Muenster van attack may have had mental health issues

Agence France-Presse, Münster | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 06:25 PM IST
There are no indications of a political motive, rather the motive and origins (of the crime) lie within the perpetrator himself, Muenster police chief said on Sunday.
Police guard in downtown Muenster, Germany, Saturday.(AP Photo)
Police guard in downtown Muenster, Germany, Saturday.(AP Photo)

Germany still clueless about motive for fatal van crash

Associated Press, Muenster | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 08:05 PM IST
Inside the van, police found illegal firecrackers which were disguised as a fake bomb, a fake pistol and the gun that the perpetrator used to kill himself.
First responders work at the scene when several people were killed and injured when a car ploughed into pedestrians in Muenster, western Germany on April 7, 2018.(AFP Photo)
First responders work at the scene when several people were killed and injured when a car ploughed into pedestrians in Muenster, western Germany on April 7, 2018.(AFP Photo)

Highlights | Van plows into pedestrians in German city of Muenster, killing two; driver shoots himself

Berlin | By Agencies
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 11:33 PM IST
The driver who ploughed a van into crowds in Muenster before shooting himself dead on Saturday is a German national with a history of psychological problems, several media outlets reported. Here are the highlights.
Police and first responders work at the scene when several people were killed and injured when a car ploughed into pedestrians in Muenster, western Germany on April 7, 2018.(DPA via AFP Photo)
Police and first responders work at the scene when several people were killed and injured when a car ploughed into pedestrians in Muenster, western Germany on April 7, 2018.(DPA via AFP Photo)

Two dead as van drives into eatery in Germany’s Muenster, driver shoots himself

Reuters, Berlin | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 11:58 PM IST
The identity of the Muenster perpetrator was not yet clear. Investigators were looking at the possibility that other suspects fled the scene
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