A man drove a car Wednesday morning into a group of pedestrians in Berlin, Germany, killing at least one and injuring at least 14 others, police told The Associated Press.
“The latest evidence suggests this is a case of a mentally ill person running amok,” said Iris Spranger, Berlin’s interior affairs minister, according to Reuters. The driver was a 29-year-old German-Armenian man. Investigators found posters about Turkey in his car.
NOW – At least one dead, multiple injured after a car rams into a crowd beside a church in Berlin.pic.twitter.com/SSnYuj7G4z
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Five of the students sustained life-threatening injuries, fire service spokesman Adrian Wentzel said.
Police spokesman Thilo Cablitz said the driver hit people on a street corner at 10:30am, then drove back onto the road and crashed into a shop window a block away. Cablitz said the driver was then arrested by a nearby officer, after being detained by bystanders. (RELATED: Cars Crash Into Large Crowd, Leaving 2 Dead And 19 Injured)
One person was killed & many more injured in a car ramming incident near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin. The driver was apprehended. The location of this incident is yards from where a Tunisian jihadist killed 12 at a Christmas market in 2016.https://t.co/0Ixt0BXjeq
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The incident occurred on the Kurfuerstendamm shopping boulevard, near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, not far from where a Tunisian Jihadist murdered 12 people at a Christmas market in 2016.
A Berlin police spokesman told The New York Times that it is yet to be determined if the crash was intentional or not.