Car drives into a crowd in Berlin, one dead

Rescue workers work attend to injured people at the site where one person was killed and many people injured when a car drove into a group of people in central Berlin, on June 8, 2022. (ODD ANDERSEN / AFP)

BERLIN – A car drove into a crowd of people in western Berlin on Wednesday, killing one person, mass-selling daily Bild reported.

The incident took place near the scene of a fatal attack on Dec 19, 2016

A spokesperson for the German capital's fire service told Reuters around 30 people were injured.

"A man is believed to have driven into a group of people. It is not yet known whether it was an accident or a deliberate act," police said, adding that he was being held at the scene.

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Investigators were looking into whether the incident was a deliberate attack or possibly an accident with a medical cause, according to the police.

The incident took place near the scene of a fatal attack on Dec 19, 2016, when Anis Amri, a failed Tunisian asylum seeker with Islamist links, hijacked a truck, killed the driver and then plowed it into a crowded western Berlin Christmas market, killing 11 more people and injuring dozens of others.