Five People Dead, 15 Injured After Car Drives Through Crowd In Germany, Police Say

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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At least five people are dead and 15 others injured after a car plowed through a crowd Tuesday in the German city of Trier, police say.

Trier police confirmed Tuesday that five people, including a toddler, are dead, while multiple others are seriously injured.

Trier police tweeted earlier Tuesday morning that they had one person, a 51-year-old man from the area, and one vehicle in custody. The unidentified suspect had reportedly been living in the Land Rover that was used in the incident, according to the Associated Press (AP).

Police said in another tweet that there is “NO indications of an ongoing threat” and that the crime scene is cordoned off while an investigation remains ongoing. (RELATED: German Police Raid Homes Of Men With Ties To Vienna Gunman Who Tried To Join ISIS)

Police also tweeted that the public prosecutor currently has no evidence that the incident was politically or religiously motivated.

“We have no indication that there was any kind of a terrorist, political or religious motive that could have played a role,”prosecutor Peter Fritzen told reporters, according to the AP. The 51-year-old is reported to undergo a psychiatric examination, according to the report.

Mayor Wolfram Leibe told public broadcaster SWR early Tuesday morning that the scene was “horrible,” according to Reuters.

“We have a driver who ran amok in the city. We have two dead that we are certain of and up to 15 injured, some of them with the most severe injuries,” Wolfram said, according to the report.

“I just walked through the city centre and it was just horrible. There is a trainer lying on the ground, and the girl it belongs to is dead,” he continued, noting he was unsure of the motive, Reuters reported.