Car rams into crowd in Berlin

One person was reportedly killed and eight others injured in the incident

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A man has driven a car into a crowd in Berlin’s central Charlottenburg district, city police reported on Wednesday. The fire department said one person was killed and eight others injured in the incident.

Berlin police said they have not yet determined if the motorist’s action was intentional or accidental. The driver has been arrested, they said on Twitter.

Local media reported that the incident occurred on the corner of Rankestrasse and Tauentzienstrasse. The location is close to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, one of Berlin’s famous landmarks.

The incident occurred not far from the site of the December 2016 terrorist attack in which a radical Islamist deliberately drove a truck through a Christmas market operating next to the historic church. That attack claimed 12 lives and left 56 people injured.