GERMANY-BERLIN CHRISTMAS MARKET: 9 DEAD, AT LEAST 50 INJURED IN TRUCK CRASH.
The crash is being investigated as an act of terrorism, according to a German intelligence official familiar with the matter.
The suspected driver in the Christmas market crash has been apprehended in an ongoing operation, according to a Berlin police spokesperson. No other details were immediately available.
A truck ran into a Christmas market Monday evening in a major public square in Berlin, killing nine people and injuring at least 50 others, police said.
A police spokesman described it as a “severe incident.”
“A truck just ran over a sidewalk at #Breitscheidplatz Our colleague report multiple injuries. more to follow,” Berlin police tweeted.
One witness Emma Rushton tweeted: “People crushed. I am safe. I am safe.”
The incident happened in Breitscheidplatz in the western part of central Berlin
Rushton, who was in the market when the truck came through, told CNN that the truck didn’t slow down.