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-Württemberg, 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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