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02nd Feb 2017

Man kidnaps four children and then drives car into group of bystanders in Munich

This story is breaking.

Cathy Donohue

A man has kidnapped four children and driven a vehicle into a group of people in Munich.

Local newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reports that the 29-year-old man stole his ex-partner’s vehicle and drove off with her four children.

Two male pedestrians, 25 and 30, have reportedly been seriously injured, with one being treated for a head injury.

The children, aged between 14 months and five years, are thought to be unharmed.

Officers believe the man was motivated by jealousy, and he is known to police for being a drug addict.

According to reports, the police are currently looking for the suspect who fled the scene on foot.