A van has rammed into a crowd of people in the western German city of Muenster killing at least three people.
The driver of the vehicle killed himself, police said, without providing further details. They are not looking for more suspects.
About 30 people are reported injured in the incident, which occurred near the Kiepenkerl statue in the old town. Some are said to be in a serious condition.
Police asked people to avoid the city centre while they respond to the incident.
They said a suspicious object was found in the van but did not specify what it was.