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Attacker armed with knife drives car into pedestrians in German city of Heidelberg

A knife-wielding attacker drove his car into pedestrians in Heidelberg, Germany, Saturday, February 25, 2017. (Image source: AP)

According to breaking news reports, three people were injured Saturday when an attacker armed with a knife drove his car into a crowd of people in the German city of Heidelberg.

The man was shot and injured by police following a brief standoff after abandoning his car and fleeing the scene on foot. His motives thus far are unclear; however, early reports indicate terrorism is not suspected. According to local police, the man is thought to have acted alone.

This is the second time in several months that an attack on pedestrians has occurred in Germany. In December, 12 people were killed and more than 50 injured when an attacker drove a truck into the middle of a Berlin Christmas market.

That attack was carried out by a Tunisian man named Anis Amri who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. The footage appeared hours after Amri was killed in a shootout with police in Milan, Italy, following a massive manhunt.

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