Twenty five minutes ago, Ansbach's Mayor Carla Seidel confirmed to journalists that the explosion at the wine bar was not a gas fire but an explosive device.
UPDATE 10:26 PM ET
Focus: "As the explosive was equipped with metal pieces, it can be assumed that the Explosion aimed at hurting a great number of People. Therefore, an islamistic motivated deed, according to interior Minister Herrmann, can not be ruled out"
Translated from a live press conference now in Germany from Bavarian interior minister Hermann
Ansbach bomber was a Syrian.
He was 27 years old.
Metal pieces found strewn all over the blast site.
He was known as a multiple offender to police.
He had tried suicide twice and had been hospitalized for that reason.
They cannot confirm or deny that he was an extremist.
Here is a partial translation from a German news source of the presser with the mayor a few minutes ago.
The Explosion in the inner City of Ansbach was not a gas Explosion, but was caused by an explosive.
This said Ansbach's Mayor Carla Seidel in front of journalists.
It remains unclear, how many explosions it was. It is not known at this Moment if it was an attack and who detonated the explosive.
The Explosion happened in front of the Weinstube in the Pfarrstraße, in front of the entrance to the Reitbahn.
There the Ansbach Open Air is taking place, a 3 day Music fest that atracts many visitors.
The concert was terminated, some 2500 visitors left the place. The Police initially spoke of a "Restaurant Explosion".
According to the same source, the one dead person is the bomber. Press conference scheduled for 03:00 German time.
Also the explosion was described as a "heavy explosion that shook the town center".
A security member of the Festival said that a man with backpack was refused entry. He walked to the Restaurant, shortly after that the explosion happened