A massive truck plowed through a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, Monday night, killing at least nine and injuring dozens more, local law enforcement said.
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The incident, which BBC News reported police suspect was an intentional attack, happened at Breitscheidplatz, a public square in the heart of the German capital and near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
The assault, according to one eyewitness, "crushed" victims.
Lorry just ploughed through Christmas market in #berlin. There is no road nearby. People crushed. I am safe. I am s… https://t.co/CrBPLdHc0W— Emma Rushton (@Emma Rushton)1482174496.0
According to The Associated Press, German police arrested a suspect near the scene shortly after the truck rammed into the crowded Christmas market.
In a similar incident last July in Nice, France, a truck driver veered into a massive crowd of Bastille Day revelers, killing 84 people and injuring more than 200 before he was fatally shot by police.