A car drove into a crowd in Berlin, reportedly killing 1 person: NPR

Police block the spot where a car crashed into a crowd and then a store. Police say at least one person was killed and others injured on Wednesday when a car rammed into a crowd of people in Berlin’s busy shopping district.

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A car drove into a crowd in Berlin, reportedly killing 1 person: NPR

Police block the spot where a car crashed into a crowd and then a store. Police say at least one person was killed and others injured on Wednesday when a car rammed into a crowd of people in Berlin’s busy shopping district.

Adam Berry/AFP via Getty Images

A car plowed through a crowd of people in a busy shopping district in Berlin on Wednesday, as police are trying to determine whether it was a terrorist attack. According to German media, at least one person has died and eight more were injured.

Five people suffered life-threatening injuries, Deutsche Welle said. NPR has not independently confirmed the number of victims.

Emergency services have arrested the man who was driving the vehicle, police said Berlin police

The driver of the car is a German-Armenian man, 29, police said:adding that he was initially detained by witnesses before being handed over to emergency services.

The incident took place on Tauenzienstrasse, a street known for its shops in West Berlin’s Charlottenburg district. About 60 emergency services rushed to the site after the crash, Berlin Fire Department said.

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