Man With Knife Plows Car Into Crowd in Germany

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Three people were injured when a man drove a car through a pedestrian zone Saturday in Heidelberg, Germany.

According to reports, the man left a local bakery at the Galeria Kaufhof just before 4 p.m. and drove his rental car into crowds gathered in the city center near Stuttgart.

Witnesses say that the driver escaped on foot with a knife in hand, and was pursued by police. When the suspect refused officers’ demands to drop the weapon, he was shot. He was taken to a hospital where he remains in serious condition.

Officials report that the suspect’s motive remains unclear and that there is speculation he might be suffering from “mental illness.”  Neither the suspect’s name nor his origin have been released.

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Three pedestrians were struck by the vehicle.  A 73-year-old German man died from his injuries, and two other people were injured a 32-year-old Austrian man and a 29-year-old Bosnian woman.

Officials from the Criminal Police Directorate of Heidelberg continue to investigate the incident.

The tense stand-off and shooting were captured on video.

 

 

H/T: The Sun

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