Crime & Justice

Car crashes into Berlin crowd killing one, wounding several

Berlin, Jun 8 (EFE).- At least one person has died and several others were injured after a vehicle plowed through a crowd of pedestrians on a busy shopping street in western Berlin on Wednesday, the German capital’s police department reported.

The incident took place near Charlottenberg’s Kurfürstendamm avenue, one of Berlin’s busiest streets, and around 60 emergency services were deployed to the site, Berlin’s fire service tweeted.

“There is currently a larger operation in #Tauenzienstraße,” Berlin’s Police department said.

“A man is said to have driven into a group of people. It is not yet known whether it was an accident or intentional action,” the report added.

Police sources added that the driver of the vehicle had been detained.

According to initial reports, the vehicle drove onto the sidewalk and plowed into a store.

The site of the car crash is close to Breitscheidplatz, a large public square where, in December 2016, Tunisian extremist Anis Amri hijacked a truck and rammed it into a crowded Christmas market, killing 13 people. EFE


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