Man drives car into pedestrians in Germany, injuring 3

PUBLISHED Sat, February 25, 2017 - 12:26pm EST
Credit: Mannheim Police

Three people have been injured after a man drove his car into pedestrians on a square in Heidelberg in southwest Germany, officials say. The driver - who was armed with a knife - has been shot by police. (more)

The incident happened on late Saturday afternoon when a man drove his car into pedestrians on Bismarckplatz in Heidelberg, which is a city in the state of Baden-W├╝rttemberg, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Frankfurt.

The suspect abandoned his car in front of a bakery and fled the scene while carrying a knife. Officers spotted the man a short time later as he walked down the street, triggering a short standoff in front of a hotel until one of the officers fired a single shot.

Mannheim police said three pedestrians were injured in the attack, including one person who was said to have suffered serious injuries. The suspect - whose identity was not immediately known - was also injured and taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.

The motive for the attack was not immediately known.

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  Heidelberg, Germany     





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