A man rammed his car into a crowd in Berlin, killing a teacher, injuring 14 students
The scene of a car crashing into a crowd in Berlin, June 8, 2022. (Photo: Reuters)
Berlin police identified the driver as a 29-year-old German man of Armenian descent. When the car crashed into the glass wall of a store and stopped, this subject was arrested by the people here and handed over to the authorities.
Local police said that it is not yet clear whether this was an accident or an intentional act. Service crash into the crowd The event takes place on a street near the war-torn Kaiser Wilhelm church, one of the German capital’s most famous landmarks.
The local fire department earlier said dozens of people were injured and six were in a life-threatening condition. Meanwhile, police confirmed, 14 students were among the injured.
The driver was arrested after crashing into the glass wall of a store in the Charlottenburg district of Berlin. (Photo: CNN)
The teacher, who was traveling with a class of 10th graders from the small town of Bad Arolsen in the central German state of Hesse, was killed, the state’s public television station Hesse reported. Accordingly, the injured students could be between the ages of 16 and 17.
Authorities in the country denied a report by German newspaper Bild that the driver had left a confession letter in the car. Instead, investigators found posters about Turkey, which has a complicated relationship with Armenia.
“We have not yet clarified everything regarding the incident,” Berlin Mayor Franziska Giffey told reporters at the scene.
A spokesman for the Interior Ministry earlier told a regular press conference of the German federal government in Berlin: “It is too early to speculate on what caused the incident.”
Car crash This reminds people of the 2016 incident, when a man from the same Berlin area robbed a truck, killed the driver and then rushed into a crowded Christmas market, killing 11 people.
Police and emergency forces ensure security at the scene. (Photo: CNN)
Investigators are now looking into whether the incident was an intentional assault or an accident with medical causes. The driver received medical treatment after the collision.
More than 100 emergency personnel were on the scene after the incident. Reuters images showed a small silver Renault car lying in a shop after crashing through a glass.
The scene of the crash has been cordoned off. This location is on once a shopping street near a McDonald’s restaurant, traffic has been interrupted. The nearby Europa Center complex was later evacuated in case the vehicle contained explosives.
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