Latest from Berlin – 1 dead 9 injured in chaos attack

Latest from Berlin today where a man driving a car ploughed into pedestrians killing 1 and injuring 9 in chaos attack.

At least one person was killed and nine others injured after a vehicle ploughed into pedestrians in Berlin on Wednesday morning, rescue services said.

Berlin police spokesman Martin Dams said the incident happened near the popular Kurfuerstendamm shopping street in the west of the German capital.

Images from the scene show a small, silver Renault vehicle lodged inside a shop window.

Latest from Berlin attack
Latest from Berlin attack

Latest from Berlin

The number of casualties was confirmed to The Associated Press by Berlin fire service spokesman Stefan Salzwedel. At least six people sustained life-threatening injuries and another three were seriously wounded, he said.

“A man is believed to have driven into a group of people,” police said on Twitter, adding that the driver had been detained at the scene.

“It is not yet known whether it was an accident or a deliberate act,” they added.

“We are currently on the scene with about 130 emergency personnel. The vehicle, a small car, was secured on-site.”

Police confirm the attacker was Armenian

Police confirm the attacker was Armenian to reporters and that the driver was a 29-year-old of German-Armenian nationality who lives in Berlin.

Berlin Mayor Franziska Giffey wrote on Twitter that she was “deeply shocked by this incident.”

“I would like to thank the more than 130 emergency services for their quick response and care for those affected,” Giffey added.

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