A vehicle drove into a crowd in downtown Berlin. People are said to have been injured – and also one dead.

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A vehicle drove into a crowd and a shop in western Berlin city center. According to a fire department spokesman, one person was killed and eight others were injured. The DPA news agency, however, reported 30 injuries. According to initial information from the police, the incident is said to have occurred on Wednesday morning near the Memorial Church and the Ku’damm. The vehicle is a car, a police spokesman said.

The fire brigade was on site with 60 emergency services, said the Berlin fire brigade. It is currently unclear whether it was an accident or an intentional act, writes the Berlin police on Twitter. Emergency services arrested the man who is said to have been driving at the scene.

Police spokesman Thilo Cablitz said: “At the moment we don’t know whether it was an intentional act or a traffic accident.”

A photo posted online shows 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.

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