Trier in Germany: the car is racing in a crowd

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    A car crashed into a crowd in Trier. There were dead and injured.

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    In the picture, the driver is about to be arrested, reports social media. The police confirmed that a driver was arrested.

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    Trier’s mayor Wolfram Leibe wept at the press conference. He spoke of at least 15 people injured.

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    Here the car drove through.

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    Paramedics take care of the injured.

A car driver injured and killed several people in a pedestrian zone in Trier (D). The driver was arrested, the Trier police announced on Twitter on Tuesday.

In a first statement, the police announced that the perpetrator was a 51-year-old German. He is said to come from the region. The perpetrator’s motivation is unknown. The police assume a lone perpetrator.

Meanwhile, “” reports of four deaths. Including a child. The police are said to have confirmed the death of a child without giving an age. At the main market in Trier, a baby carriage flew through the air, reports the newspaper, citing an eyewitness. In addition, the newspaper reports on “30 injured, including seriously and seriously injured”.

“There is a sneaker … the girl that goes with it is dead”

The Lord Mayor of Trier Wolfram Leibe was visibly shocked at a press conference. He said, “I just walked downtown and it was just awful. It was a sight of horror. There’s a sneaker on it … the girl that goes with it is dead. ”

The first thing to do now is to save these people. Parents were asked to pick up their children from schools in the inner city area.

“He didn’t sound the horn, just accelerated”

An eyewitness reported to «Focus»: «I saw countless people jumping to the side, over 30 people were lying on the street, some of them motionless. The car drove at a speed of 70 to 80 kilometers per hour. The driver didn’t sound the horn, just accelerated. The city center was very busy. From the back it looked like an SUV, it could have been a jeep. “

Other witnesses report that “people flew through the air”.

A press conference in the Trier Theater has been announced for 7 p.m., probably with the Rhineland-Palatinate Interior Minister Roger Lewentz.

Update follows … (vof / cat)

Published: December 1st, 2020, 2:42 pm

Last updated: December 1, 2020, 5 minutes ago

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