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German police keeping open mind in Sikh temple blast probe

  • A police officers stand passes by a Sikh temple after three people have been injured in an apparently deliberate explosion Saturday evening, April 16, 2016 in the western German city of Essen.  A spokesman for Essen police told The Associated Press that a masked person is reported to have fled the scene shortly after the blast. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)

    A police officers stand passes by a Sikh temple after three people have been injured in an apparently deliberate explosion Saturday evening, April 16, 2016 in the western German city of Essen. A spokesman for Essen police told The Associated Press that a masked person is reported to have fled the scene shortly after the blast. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police officers stand in front of a Sikh temple after three people have been injured in an apparently deliberate explosion Saturday evening, April 16, 2016 in the western German city of Essen.  A spokesman for Essen police told The Associated Press that a masked person is reported to have fled the scene shortly after the blast. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)

    Police officers stand in front of a Sikh temple after three people have been injured in an apparently deliberate explosion Saturday evening, April 16, 2016 in the western German city of Essen. A spokesman for Essen police told The Associated Press that a masked person is reported to have fled the scene shortly after the blast. (Marcel Kusch/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police in the western city of Essen say they are keeping an open mind about the reasons for an apparently deliberate explosion at a Sikh temple that injured three people late Saturday.

Essen police spokesman Lars Lindemann said Sunday that a masked man reported to have fled the scene hadn't yet been apprehended. Three people detained late Saturday were released after no link to the explosion was found.

Lindemann said police were investigating "in all directions" but there were no indications of a terrorist motive.

He said a 60-year-old man suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries in the blast and remains hospitalized. Two men aged 47 and 56 suffered slight injuries.

The victims were members of a wedding party that had held a ceremony at the temple earlier Saturday.