Shock in downtown Berlin: a car drives into a group of people. One person dies, others are injured. It is unclear whether the act was intentional.

A car drove into a group of people and a shop in Berlin. According to the fire department, one person was killed and at least eight injured on Wednesday morning.

According to the police, the accident happened around 10.30 a.m. in the western part of the city near the Memorial Church and the Ku’damm at Tauentzienstraße 13.

The police spokesman, Thilo Cablitz, said: “We do not know at this point in time whether it is an intentional act or a traffic accident.” The suspected driver of the vehicle was arrested by police at the scene. The police and fire brigade are on duty and treating the injured.

The area around is cordoned off. “There are currently around 60 emergency services on site or on the way,” tweeted the fire department. The fire brigade had initially spoken of 30 injuries.

A photo posted online showed a car parked in a shop window.

In December 2016, an Islamist assassin drove into a Christmas market near the Memorial Church. At that time, twelve people died and more than 70 were injured.