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Breaking : Van drives into pedestrians in Germany

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posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 10:15 AM
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In what appears to be a terror attack a Van has driven into pedestrians in the German city of Muenster , initial reports say there are several dead with the number of those injured but at around 30 people .

A police spokeswoman has said there are "several dead, probably including the suspect". Local authorities have said about 30 people were injured in the incident, near the Kiepenkerl statue in the old town. Police asked people to avoid the city centre while they respond to the incident.
www.bbc.co.uk...


According to German press three people are dead with one of those being the driver.

Currently, there are numerous forces in the old town in Münster and lock off the area around the Kiepenkerl. The fire department confirmed that a car has driven into a group of seated people. On the sidewalks injured are provided. "The total number of those affected is about 50," says the press secretary of the fire department.
m.wn.de...


Unverified reports online claim the driver shot himself.
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posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: gortex

Wow, how anyone can do that to fellow humans never ceases to shock me.



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 10:18 AM
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Minor heart attack there, pregnant wife was downtown but in a different city.

Hope the injured recover quickly and completely.


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posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 10:19 AM
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Ban trucks....and cars...ah hell, ban everything.



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 10:20 AM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
Minor heart attack there, pregnant wife was downtown but in a different city.

Where did you read that?



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: Black_Fox


There's an easier answer, just ban people!!



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 10:24 AM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy

originally posted by: Irishhaf
Minor heart attack there, pregnant wife was downtown but in a different city.

Where did you read that?


sorry meant me, my pregnant wife is in downtown dusseldorf right now... so seeing van hits pedestrians...my pessimistic mind immediately jumped to worst case scenario.
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posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 10:25 AM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy

originally posted by: Irishhaf
Minor heart attack there, pregnant wife was downtown but in a different city.

Where did you read that?


Reread it. He had a minor heart attack because his pregnant wife is downtown in a German city. I would react the same way reading that headline.

a reply to: Irishhaf

Sorry for talking for you bud, didn't know you were still online.
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posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 10:26 AM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy

originally posted by: Irishhaf
Minor heart attack there, pregnant wife was downtown but in a different city.

Where did you read that?

I think he's saying he panicked for a moment because his pregnant wife was downtown but luckily it turned out to be another German city.



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

Oh, sorry man, I misinterpreted, thought you meant the driver had a heart attack.
I get ya, glad your wife is safe, tragedy for many other families though.



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 10:29 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy


No worries mate, I am still horrified by the attack and feel bad for the relief I feel at the same time.

I hope and pray the fatality count stays low.



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 10:29 AM
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Disheartening relief in tragedy ay?

Eta, I was making that statement before your last post, I rode the wave with you ad I read your post concerning your wife,. Glad all is well on that front, prayers to the victims.

Don't feel bad, the fact that you felt guilt for the relief you received speaks to your person.
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posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 10:32 AM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: Irishhaf

Oh, sorry man, I misinterpreted, thought you meant the driver had a heart attack.
I get ya, glad your wife is safe, tragedy for many other families though.


Honestly, when I first read Irish haf's post I thought the same but then reread it and got the context. One of the reasons I hate digital media, context is sometimes hard to project.
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posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 10:33 AM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
a reply to: gortex

Wow, how anyone can do that to fellow humans never ceases to shock me.


"IF" it is a Islamic inspired terror attack the person that carried it out believes he has done a good job and gets his Virgins, that is the issue when a person has a thought process that encourages such actions and is in their mind justified by the teaching that they blindly follow..


Until it is confirmed it is just speculation of course.


I will that if you ever get to do any counter terrorism training which granted maybe unlikely unless job critical and you get to see the Daesh tapes giving instructions to their minions be prepared to be shocked to your core, using a vehicle is just the tip of the ice berg and the sad fact is all this comes down to not believing in their fairy tale and that warrants death....

For whatever reason there seem to be copious amounts of people that are in high ranking positions that are asleep at the #ing wheel with their head in the sand..

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Updated pics of location, www.thesun.co.uk...

bloody hell what a situation to be in, fingers crossed for the injured and sadly more people out for the day in the wrong place at the wrong time...





RA
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posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 10:33 AM
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MSNBC is saying several dead at this point including the driver.



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 10:34 AM
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a reply to: CornishCeltGuy

Sounds like he lived it. Not read it.



posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 10:37 AM
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An EU news source now reporting the driver committed suicide.

Police reported several “dead and injured” and warned the situation is still “unclear.” The perpetrator committed suicide, police confirmed.

Several dead after van mows into crowd in Münster: reports

So, if it was an accident, how/why did the driver kill themselves? It's shaping up to lean more toward being a terror attack IMO.


UPDATE:
From a German news source:

Der Mann, der in Münster in eine Menschenmenge gefahren ist, ist nach Angaben der Polizei tot. Er habe sich selbst umgebracht, bestätigte die Polizei am Samstag. Bei dem Vorfall in der Innenstadt gab es laut Polizei Tote und Verletzte.

Using Google Translate:
According to the police, the man who drove into a crowd in Münster is dead. He killed himself, the police confirmed on Saturday. In the incident in the city center there were according to police dead and injured.

Täter von Münster ist tot



edit on 4/7/2018 by Krakatoa because: Added German news source


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posted on Apr, 7 2018 @ 10:40 AM
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originally posted by: Black_Fox
Ban trucks....and cars...ah hell, ban everything.


is it possible for those of you who feel the need to inject this kind of mindless drivel in every post on the planet to just not do it?
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