UPDATED: Car drives into a group of people at Bahnhof Zoo in Berlin

A damaged black Mercedes SUV stands in front of the 'Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten' train station after an accident at the Hardenbergplatz square in the Western city center in Berlin, German, 26 July 2020. EPA-EFE/HAYOUNG JEON

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A damaged black Mercedes SUV stands in front of the ‘Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten’ train station after an accident at the Hardenbergplatz square in the Western city center in Berlin, German, 26 July 2020.

According to the police, a car drove into group of people in the early morning. Seven people are injured including the car driver, who is under arrest now.

Berlin police said the 24-year-old driver lost control of the car when turning left because he was likely speeding and are excluding  political or religious motivation.

He was taken into custody and a manslaughter investigation has been opened.

The Mercedes had an Estonian license plate.

The scene of Sunday’s incident is not far from Breitscheidplatz, where on December 19, 2016, Islamist Anis Amri steered a truck into a Christmas market, killing 11 people.

Car plows in a group of people at Bahnhof Zoo in Berlin
EPA-EFE/HAYOUNG JEON
Car plows in a group of people at Bahnhof Zoo in Berlin
Police investigate a damaged black Mercedes SUV in front of the ‘Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten’ train station after an accident at the Hardenbergplatz square in the Western city center in Berlin, Germany. EPA-EFE/HAYOUNG JEON

 

Car plows in a group of people at Bahnhof Zoo in Berlin
Police officers investigate the crime scene in front of the ‘Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten’ train station after an accident at the Hardenbergplatz square in the Western city center in Berlin, Germany. EPA-EFE/HAYOUNG JEON

 

 

 

Via EPA-EFE/HAYOUNG JEON

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