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Muenster Van Attack Driver Acted Alone

Muenster Van Attack Driver Acted AloneMuenster Van Attack Driver Acted Alone

A man who drove a van into a crowd of people killing two and injuring 20 Saturday in Germany acted alone, according to police. However, investigators told a news conference it is too early to say what motivated the driver, who has not been named, to plow his vehicle into a restaurant’s open terrace in the western German city of Muenster before shooting and killing himself, CNN reported. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer at the conference Sunday said the man could have been mentally ill, though he told reporters authorities are “investigating in all directions.” The timing of Saturday’s incident prompted speculation about the driver’s motives. It occurred on the one-year anniversary of an attack in Stockholm, Sweden, in which a man drove stolen truck into a crowd of pedestrians, killing five. That suspect later admitted to carrying out a “terrorist crime.”

 

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