According to German authorities, a man plowed his vehicle into a crowd of people near a church in Berlin on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring 30.
Police in Berlin are investigating whether the incident was a deliberate act or a tragic accident.
The incident occurred near Berlin’s popular Kurfuerstendamm shopping boulevard on Wednesday morning.
According to reports, the car plowed into people at the corner of a busy intersection and then returned to the road before crashing into a store window.
Derzeit gibt es einen größeren Einsatz in der #Tauenzienstraße.
Ein Mann soll in eine Menschengruppe gefahren sein. Ob es sich um einen Unfall handelt oder vorsätzliches Handeln, ist noch nicht bekannt. Einsatzkräfte halten den Mann, der gefahren sein, soll vor Ort fest.
— Polizei Berlin (@polizeiberlin) June 8, 2022
“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, according to Reuters.
The driver was detained at the scene.
Actor John Barrowman posted a video to Twitter near the scene and reported seeing a dead body.
“It’s really pretty bad guys,” Barrowman said. “There’s a lot of police, there’s a dead body in the middle of the road, and then over here there is all of the emergency services that are trying to help victims and people. There’s a lot of people walking with limps and injuries.”
Update from the horrible situation in Berlin…We are ok. Jb pic.twitter.com/BsMXWP7Us0
— John Barrowman MBE (@JohnBarrowman) June 8, 2022
Barrowman described what happened; he said: “The car came down onto the pavement, then has come onto the road over there, has hit somebody and has gone down the road and come back onto the pavement down that, down that way and come back onto the pavement and gone through a bunch of people, gone through the photograph that I posted of a cafe and then right into a storefront window.”