A truck has plowed into crowds at the Christmas Market in the German capital of Berlin, killing at least two people and injuring an unknown number of others, officials and witnesses say. A terror attack is suspected.
The incident happened at about 8 p.m. local time on Monday when the truck plowed into the Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz, which is located in western Berlin. Multiple stalls at the market were damaged by the truck.
The Berlin Fire Department told ZDF that there were multiple fatalities and “many” injured, but specific figures were not immediately available.
Berlin police told the German news agency dpa that the incident is believed to be an act of terrorism, though there was no immediate claim of responsibility. The status of the truck driver was not immediately known.
While nobody is officially calling it a terror attack, I’m going to jump the gun and say that it was – there’s too much resemblance to the truck attack in France a while back.
Thank you, Mrs. Merkel.