German authorities are ruling out that the man who plowed a car into a carnival parade on Monday, injuring some 60 people including children, was driven by a political or ideological motive, Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Wednesday.
A spokesman for prosecutors said they were still investigating all possibilities.
The driver has been detained on suspicion of attempted murder. A second man has also been detained.
The 29-year-old German man drove his car into the crowds in the town of Volkmarsen in the state of Hesse. A court in Kassel has now ordered the suspect be remanded in custody.
He is also facing a charge of dangerous driving.