The man who drove on Monday evening in the German town of Limburg with a stolen truck on several cars is a 32-year-old Syrian. His motive is still unclear. The police say that they take all kinds of scenarios into account, including terrorism.
The suspect was a friend of the police. In the past he was arrested for thefts and drug possession. He has no jihadist background, according to the police.
Nine people were injured in the incident, including the suspect. Seven people are still in the hospital. On Monday evening the police spoke of sixteen injured people, but this number was adjusted downwards later.
According to German police, witness statements have shown that the man stole the truck shortly before driving into the cars.
Some bystanders told the Frankfurt Neuer Press that the man would have called "Allah" when he hit the cars. However, the German police do not confirm this and are calling on Twitter to help people "no speculation" into the world.