It has been a night of terror. A coordinated or coincidental night of terror attacks?
Now, breaking news that a truck plowed into a Christmas market crowd in western Berlin.
At least nine dead according to Berlin police, and over 50 people injured.
The driver of the truck has been arrested. His co-driver died during the crash.
— Tobias Schneider (@tobiaschneider) December 19, 2016
Just now a truck drove over the sideway at #Breitscheidplatz. Our colleagues report injured people. More information here.
— Polizei Berlin (@polizeiberlin) December 19, 2016
BREAKING: Reports: Truck runs into crowded Christmas market in Berlin; multiple injuries reported.
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 19, 2016
RT reports on the latest, in a chain, of terror attacks…
The incident happened in one of Berlin’s largest Christmas markets, located in the western Charlottenburg district. It is also close to Berlin’s key shopping mile, Kurfuerstendamm, and a famous tourist site, Memorial Church.
“We can confirm nine fatalities & many injured. A lot of our colleagues are at #Breitscheidplatz to investigate the background,” a message on the official police Twitter account said.
A police spokesperson told German media that they are treating the truck incident in Berlin as a terrorist attack.
“It looked like [it was done] on purpose,” a police officer who witnessed the incident told Berliner Zeitung.
According to a spokesperson from Berlin Fire Department, “around 50” were injured.
The cause of the incident is not yet clear.
Police evacuated the Christmas market and sealed it off. Officers armed with assault rifles are now patrolling the area around the Christmas market. A nearby Underground station, Zoologischer Garten, was closed at both the entrance and exit.
Law enforcement also set up a special area for the relatives of those injured, local media reported.
— Emma Rushton (@ERushton) December 19, 2016
— Polla Garmiany (@PollaGarmiany) December 19, 2016
LKW rast in Menschenmenge. Schwerverletzte und Tote. Unfassbar! Bestürzend! pic.twitter.com/GolBFy6bcw
— Gregor Wodarz (@WodarzG) December 19, 2016