Car Plows into Pedestrians in Germany, Two Dead

A car drove into a crowd in the city center of Trier leaving at least two people dead and dozens injured.

An SUV drove into a crowd of people in the city center of Trier leaving at least two people dead and dozens injured. 

“We arrested one person and one vehicle was seized. According to initial findings, two people have died. Please continue to avoid the city center,” announced the Trier police on Twitter. 

Images and footage circulated on Social media have shown the cobbled city center road strewn with rubbish in the aftermath of the crash.

Eyewitnesses have told media outlet Volksfreund that a baby carriage flew through the air at the main market,  a man had died in front of the market on the corner of Sternstrasse while a woman died in front of the C&A shop in Konstantinstrasse. 

Police warned citizens to stay away from the area and to avoid spreading fake news regarding the incident. 

Police have already arrested the driver but have not disclosed details regarding the alleged attack. 

The city center has been cordoned off by police while helicopters circled overhead.

Trier Mayor Wolfram Leibe has already arrived at the scene and said that he would give a briefing on the incident soon.

This is a developing story. 


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