01 December 2020A car hit several people in a pedestrian zone in Trier, Germany.
According to initial reports there are two victims and at least 10 injured.
The person driving the car was arrested.
He is a 51-year-old German man. This was reported by the police, thus denying the information reported by Bild according to which a woman would have been driving.
The police urged the citizens of the Rhineland-Palatinate city to avoid the area.
The motive is not yet clear.
The matrix of what happened is not clear.
It was a "crazy homicidal attack" said Wolfram Leibe, the mayor of the Rhineland-Palatinate city.
"We are not yet able on the motives for what happened, whether it is terrorism and something similar," Trier police press office director Uwe Konz told Bild.
The governor of the Land of Rhineland-Palatinate, Malu Dreyer, is expected today in Trier and says she is "shocked" by what has happened.
"What happened in Trier is shocking."
This was declared by the German government spokesman Steffen Seibert, on Twitter.
"Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims, to the many injured and to all those who are currently on duty to take care of those affected," he added.