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Man, 29, 'deliberately ploughed into German carnival parade': Dozens left injured when Mercedes driver rammed into families 'targeting children', before cops arrested him

 

The driver, a 29-year-old German citizen, mounted the pavement in the town of Volkmarsen, 15 miles west of Kassel, around 2.30pm on Monday before ploughing into families which turned out for the festivities.

Police arrested the driver at the scene. While officers could not disclose a motive for the attack, local media reported that investigators are working on the assumption that it was deliberate.

German police say he is being treated by doctors due to injuries he suffered in the incident, and prosecutors he now faces charges of attempted homicide.

Tonight special police officers were pictured outside the home of the man who drove his car and crashed into a group of revelers. Forensic officers had also set up a cordon around the vehicle.

The rampage injured some 30 people including children, prosecutors said. Attorney General Alexander Badle said the driver was not drunk, according to Bild.

‘It can be assumed that it was intentional,’ police spokesman Henning Hinn told reporters. He added that eight to 10 of those injured were seriously hurt.

‘Among those who are seriously injured are children, unfortunately,’ he said at the scene, where debris from the carnival littered the ground and a silver Mercedes-Benz car that appeared to have been involved was taped off by police.

Emergency services on scene after car rams into carnival parade

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Tonight special police officers were seen outside the home of the man who drove his car and crashed into a group of revelers during the Rose Monday carnival parade in Volkmarsen near Kassel

Tonight special police officers were seen outside the home of the man who drove his car and crashed into a group of revelers during the Rose Monday carnival parade in Volkmarsen near Kassel
Police tape had been put up in the street and a team of forensic officers was seen examining a car which had been left under a white tent

Police tape had been put up in the street and a team of forensic officers was seen examining a car which had been left under a white tent
The officers were seen dressed all in black and entered the property tonight after the suspect injured at least 30 people

The officers were seen dressed all in black and entered the property tonight after the suspect injured at least 30 people
Forensic experts investigate next to a silver-colored Mercedes car that crashed into a group of revelers. The men are seen in their white suits examining the evidence

Forensic experts investigate next to a silver-colored Mercedes car that crashed into a group of revelers. The men are seen in their white suits examining the evidence
Dozens of people, including children, have been injured after a silver Mercedes (left) drove into crowds celebrating the annual carnival parade in the German town of Volkmarsen on Monday

Dozens of people, including children, have been injured after a silver Mercedes (left) drove into crowds celebrating the annual carnival parade in the German town of Volkmarsen on Monday
Police said the car mounted the pavement around 2.30pm and drove into crowds before the driver was arrested, but would not say whether they believe the crash was deliberate or an accident

Police said the car mounted the pavement around 2.30pm and drove into crowds before the driver was arrested, but would not say whether they believe the crash was deliberate or an accident
A destroyed handcart is seen outside a supermarket where the car eventually came to a stop as police pulled the driver out

A destroyed handcart is seen outside a supermarket where the car eventually came to a stop as police pulled the driver out

The Hessian Ministry of the Interior had said that an attack could not be ruled out, but that the motive was unclear because the suspect is not fit for questioning.

Witnesses told news site HNA that the car had swerved around safety barriers before driving ‘full throttle’ into the crowd and appeared to be targeting children.

The car drove about 100ft into the crowd and the driver was still accelerating when police pulled him from the vehicle, public broadcaster Hessenschau reported.

Witnesses told Bild that angry locals surrounded the car as the driver was pulled out, and that police had to protect him as he was arrested.

Dirk Richter, police spokesman in the nearby city of Kassel told Welt TV: ‘Everything we have available from the Kassel area is there.’

Video showed a silver Mercedes station wagon with local licence plates and its hazard lights blinking on the pavement, while emergency crews walked by.

Source : daily mail.co.uk

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