The dying toll stands at 4, in line with a number of media sources. Among the many lifeless is a toddler, Trier police mentioned.

The press can be speaking about greater than 30 folks injured within the incident. Police have no idea the motivation of the driving force who drove into the gang, however confirmed that he was detained and brought for questioning.

The automobile, a Land Rover, didn’t belong to the driving force, he had borrowed it from another person. The suspect had lived within the automobile for the previous few days and had a excessive focus of alcohol in his blood, organic exams revealed after he was arrested, German press stories.


Police mobilized on the spot, the place they established a safety perimeter. The locals have been urged to keep away from the realm till additional discover.

SWR Aktuell writes that the police arrested a person in reference to this occasion. Police confirmed the confiscation of the automobile used within the assault round 2.30 pm native time and the arrest of the driving force. The suspect is 51 years previous and lives within the district of Trier-Saarburg. The mayor of town, Wolfram Leibe, described him as a “loopy driver”.

The path of a terrorist assault shouldn’t be dominated out.

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This tragic occasion happens in a tense context in Germany. Just a few days in the past, a person drove into Chancellor Angela Merkel’s workplace. The automobile was marked with a message urging a halt to the “coverage of globalization.”

German police are additionally alerting to threats from the far proper and Islamist circles. Since 2009, German police have thwarted 17 such assaults.

Trier is a city of simply over 110,000 inhabitants on the border with Luxembourg.