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German pedestrian street attacked!

Postby Sanghyeok » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:36 am

As title says, a German pedestrian street has been attacked. The BBC reports:

BBC wrote:At least two people have been killed and several others injured after a car ploughed through a pedestrian area of the western German city of Trier, officials say.

The driver, a 51-year-old local man, has been arrested, police say.

The city's mayor described the scene as "horrible" and said the victims included a girl.

The circumstances of the incident are still not clear. Police have told people to avoid the area.

Witnesses said people screamed in panic and some were thrown into the air as an SUV at high speed drove through the Fleischstrasse pedestrianised street, near the city's famous Roman gate, the Porta Nigra.

A Christmas market that is usually held in the area was cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but shops were open. The streets have been cordoned off.

The incident happened at around 13:45 local time (12:45 GMT), and the suspect drove for 1km (0.62 miles) before being stopped by a police car, Trier police spokesman Karl-Peter Jochem said.

Footage posted on social media appeared to show the presumed driver being held by several officers next to the damaged car.

Police were questioning the suspect, who was alone, and the danger "was over", Mr Jochem said. "As to the man's motive, we can't say anything yet," he added.


Although I'm glad there was no market and therefore less victims, I hope this isn't yet another terrorist attack by either religious or far-right motivation. May all victims can recover and there be no further attacks.



Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55148518
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Postby A Border Collie » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:37 am

Oh dear, very unfortunate. Unfortunately, it is likely a terrorist attack (hopefully not). I wish a speedy recovery for all victims of this cruel attack.
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Postby Treciene » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:39 am

Terrorism
Just like those netherlands royal family attack but without royals
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Postby Qatam » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:40 am

Sanghyeok wrote:As title says, a German pedestrian street has been attacked. The BBC reports:

BBC wrote:At least two people have been killed and several others injured after a car ploughed through a pedestrian area of the western German city of Trier, officials say.

The driver, a 51-year-old local man, has been arrested, police say.

The city's mayor described the scene as "horrible" and said the victims included a girl.

The circumstances of the incident are still not clear. Police have told people to avoid the area.

Witnesses said people screamed in panic and some were thrown into the air as an SUV at high speed drove through the Fleischstrasse pedestrianised street, near the city's famous Roman gate, the Porta Nigra.

A Christmas market that is usually held in the area was cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but shops were open. The streets have been cordoned off.

The incident happened at around 13:45 local time (12:45 GMT), and the suspect drove for 1km (0.62 miles) before being stopped by a police car, Trier police spokesman Karl-Peter Jochem said.

Footage posted on social media appeared to show the presumed driver being held by several officers next to the damaged car.

Police were questioning the suspect, who was alone, and the danger "was over", Mr Jochem said. "As to the man's motive, we can't say anything yet," he added.


Although I'm glad there was no market and therefore less victims, I hope this isn't yet another terrorist attack by either religious or far-right motivation. May all victims can recover and there be no further attacks.



Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55148518


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Postby Anatoliyanskiy » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:41 am

Might be linked to the recent banning of a far-right group operating there, Wolfsbridge 44 I think. Im not entirely sure, just a guess. But it's a pretty big coincidence.
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Postby Nakena » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:41 am

It may have been an accident, or more likely, some particulary unhinged fellow attacking people.

At least four people were killed and 15 injured on Tuesday when they were hit by a car in the Western German city of Trier, police said. Regional Premier Malu Dreyer said a baby was among those killed.

A 51-year-old man, named by Spiegel Magazine as Bernd W., from the Trier-Saarburg area, was arrested. He drove into a pedestrian area deliberately and appears to have hit people "at random", Karl-Peter Jochem, a spokesman for local police said.


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Postby American Pere Housh » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:43 am

Sanghyeok wrote:As title says, a German pedestrian street has been attacked. The BBC reports:

BBC wrote:At least two people have been killed and several others injured after a car ploughed through a pedestrian area of the western German city of Trier, officials say.

The driver, a 51-year-old local man, has been arrested, police say.

The city's mayor described the scene as "horrible" and said the victims included a girl.

The circumstances of the incident are still not clear. Police have told people to avoid the area.

Witnesses said people screamed in panic and some were thrown into the air as an SUV at high speed drove through the Fleischstrasse pedestrianised street, near the city's famous Roman gate, the Porta Nigra.

A Christmas market that is usually held in the area was cancelled this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but shops were open. The streets have been cordoned off.

The incident happened at around 13:45 local time (12:45 GMT), and the suspect drove for 1km (0.62 miles) before being stopped by a police car, Trier police spokesman Karl-Peter Jochem said.

Footage posted on social media appeared to show the presumed driver being held by several officers next to the damaged car.

Police were questioning the suspect, who was alone, and the danger "was over", Mr Jochem said. "As to the man's motive, we can't say anything yet," he added.


Although I'm glad there was no market and therefore less victims, I hope this isn't yet another terrorist attack by either religious or far-right motivation. May all victims can recover and there be no further attacks.



Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55148518

We really don't know why he did what he did. It might not even be related to political or religious extremism.
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Postby Tranzoria » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:45 am

American Pere Housh wrote:
Sanghyeok wrote:As title says, a German pedestrian street has been attacked. The BBC reports:



Although I'm glad there was no market and therefore less victims, I hope this isn't yet another terrorist attack by either religious or far-right motivation. May all victims can recover and there be no further attacks.



Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55148518

We really don't know why he did what he did. It might not even be related to political or religious extremism.

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Postby Qatam » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:46 am

There is a growing number of men in their fifties who feel written off, and who could act in vengeful dispair.

Maybe we need to stop bringing people to the brink, stop pushing them to breaking point?

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Postby Sun Burst » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:51 am

I hope that anyone that got hurt by the attack gets a speedy recovery

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Postby Baltenstein » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:13 am

At first glance, probably a case of "middle-aged loner with mental health issues finally snaps and goes on public killing spree". Tends to happen quite recently (as in: several times a year) in Germany lately.
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Postby Cordel One » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:32 am

That's horrible, hopefully everyone who got hurt will get back into good shape soon.
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Postby Gravlen » Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:37 am

He was apparently very drunk.

Officials say the suspect was drunk and that there is no sign the incident was politically motivated.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-55148518
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