A German fire brigade spokesman said on Wednesday that a car had crashed into a crowd at a shopping mall near the memorial church in the capital, Berlin, killing one person and injuring five others. Three more were seriously injured.
It is noteworthy that the number of people who sustained minor injuries in the accident has not been determined yet and there are conflicting reports regarding the number of casualties. The total number of injured is more than 12, police said.
German police spokesman Tillo Couplitz said the driver was temporarily arrested and was initially caught by pedestrians.
Police said the 29-year-old driver, of Armenian descent living in Berlin, was from Germany and was believed to have attacked the crowd around 10:30 p.m.
Police are investigating whether the incident was an accident, a medical emergency for the driver or a planned crime.
The man drove his small car into the corner of Coddam Street and Ransenstrass, where the car climbed into the curb and drove into a crowd of people. The man then drove the car to a crossroads and drove about 200 meters down the east-facing street. After a while, the car turned back from the corner of Marberger Street toward the sidewalk and hit his car. Another car crossed Marburger Street and entered the front of a perfume shop.
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