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Armed Man With A Knife Rams Car Into Pedestrians In Heidelberg

Police spokesperson Anne Baas said one of the three people hit was seriously injured.

Heidelberg Terror Attack
There was no immediate word on the man’s possible motives, but as the BBC adds, terrorism is not suspected, police say. Also, according to local media reports, the attacker was “mentally unstable patient.”

In what may be the second vehicle-based terrorist attack in Germany in as many months, moments ago the German police reported that a man rammed his car into a pedestrian area in a central square in the city of Heidelberg, injuring three people – one seriously – then fled armed with a knife, and was subsequently shot after being tracked down by officers.

The incident occurred in Heidelberg’s central square at around 4PM local time when a car deliberately drove into a group of people standing in front of a local bakery, German media report.

In a statement police said the suspect was seen to get out of the vehicle with a knife and was later tracked down to a swimming pool with the help of eyewitnesses. He is now in a hospital in Heidelberg having been shot by police while being arrested, leaving him seriously injured, they said.

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