No political motive so far behind German carnival incident

A general view outside of the ecumenical service at the catholic church St. Marien in Volkmarsen near Kassel, Germany. EPA-EFE/SASCHA STEINBACH

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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.

Via Reuters

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