Car ploughs into a crowd of people in Trier, Germany; two killed, 15 injured

At least two people have been killed and 15 injured after a car ploughed into a crowd of people in the historic centre of the city of Trier, in south-west Germany.

According to the local newspaper Trierischer Volksfreund, the incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon when a grey SUV sped down Fleischstrasse, a straight pedestrianised street with shops and cafes that leads to Hauptmarkt, the city’s medieval market square.

In a short press conference at the scene, police said the driver had been arrested and his vehicle had been seized, but would not comment further on whether the incident was deliberate.

The Guardian:

Update: The initial Tweet made by Trier police indicated two people had died

We have arrested one person and secured a vehicle. After Not long after another tweet followed stating that there are now multiple fatalities and injured. Two people have have died. Please avoid the inner city for now.

Not long after another tweet followed stating that there are now multiple fatalities and injured. Two people have have died. Please avoid the inner city for nowe

#Update: Multiple fatalities and injured in the Trier city center. The driver has been arrested. More information to follow. Attending to the injured is first priority!

Motive of the 51-year old driver is still unknown at this moment. Trier police have announced a press conference at 19.00 (CET) / 13.00 (EST)

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