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Armed Man With A Knife Rams Car Into Pedestrians In Heidelberg; Attacker Shot By Police


In what may be the second vehicle-based terrorist attack in Germany in as many months, moments ago the German police reported that a man rammed his car into a pedestrian area in a central square in the city of Heidelberg, injuring three people – one seriously – then fled armed with a knife, and was subsequently shot after being tracked down by officers.

The incident occurred in Heidelberg’s central square at around 4PM local time when a car deliberately drove into a group of people standing in front of a local bakery, German media report.

Police spokesperson Anne Baas said one of the three people hit was seriously injured.

The suspect fled and was then found by a police patrol, and was shot by an officer following a short standoff. He was taken to a hospital.

There was no immediate word on the man’s possible motives, althought according to local media reports, the attacker was “mentally unstable patient.”

The following video shows the suspect being shot by the police moments after the attack.

If this is confirmed as a terrorist attack, it would be the second to take place precisely two months after a truck driver rammed into a Munich Christmas market, killing and injuring dozens of people.

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