The Mayor of Trier Wolfram Leibe (SPD) thanked him for the great sympathy and the many expressions of solidarity after the rampage on Tuesday.

Leibe announced on Thursday that the donation account set up specifically for the victims has already received over 100,000 euros.

“It helps us all a lot to see how great the willingness to help is inside and outside the city of Trier.

In the face of such a murderous act, people stand together. "

Police President Rudolf Berg also thanked the numerous passers-by who had spontaneously given help at the event and helped the emergency services.

In the meantime, numerous references, photos and videos have been received by the police with the help of which the course of events is to be clarified, he said on Thursday.

At 1:46 p.m., the time of the first emergency call on Tuesday, the dead and injured of the rampage were commemorated throughout Rhineland-Palatinate.

"For this moment life stands still in memory of the victims of the Trier rampage," said the Rhineland-Palatinate Prime Minister Malu Dreyer (SPD) previously.

Hundreds of people had already gathered in front of the Porta Nigra in Trier on Wednesday in memory of the victims.


On Tuesday afternoon, a 51-year-old from the vicinity of Trier drove a car through the pedestrian zone and hit numerous people.

Five people died and 18 others were injured, six of them seriously.

Among the fatalities are a nine and a half week old girl and her father.

The police arrested the driver a few minutes after the crime.

His motive is unclear, said the police and prosecutors.