German police are investigating the deaths of three people who were found in a hotel impaled by crossbow bolts.
Hotel staff discovered the bodies in a room alongside two crossbows, the German news agency DPA reported.
The relationship between the three victims – a man in his fifties and two women aged 30 and 33 – was not immediately clear.
The hotel is on the banks of the Ilz river, on the edge of the Bavarian city of Passau near the Austrian border.
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There was no evidence to suggest that another person was involved in the deaths, DPA reported.
Another hotel guest, who was staying in the hotel for a short break, told local newspaper Passauer Neue Presse that it had been a “completely quiet night”.
The hotel manager said the three dead, who were all German, had planned to stay for three nights but had not ordered breakfast.