In Volkmarsen (Germany, Hessen) Mercedes drove into a crowd of people in the carnival procession. It happened at 14:30 local time (16:30 GMT). According to preliminary data, injuring at least 15 people, including children.
Photo: Polizei Hessen the Driver, who was driving the car, was arrested. About the motives of his act – has not reported, the police began investigations and interviewing witnesses
In Volkmarsen (Germany, Hessen) Mercedes drove into a crowd of people in the carnival procession. It happened at 14:30 local time (16:30 GMT). According to preliminary data, have suffered about 30 people, including children. Conditionconfrontation of about one third of those injured critically.
29-year-old driver who was driving the car, was arrested. About the motives of his act are not reported. However, a police spokesman said that after questioning, it became clear that the detainee is a citizen of Germany, a native of the local region, made arrival on purpose.
In the Ministry of internal Affairs of Hesse also noted that “based on the situation on the spot, at present we cannot exclude a terrorist act”. Investigation of PE is performed by the General Prosecutor’s office of Frankfurt am main.
Breaking: At least 15 injured, including children, after a car rams into a crowd at a Carnival Parade in Volkmarsen, Germany. Witnesses say the driver was still on the gas during the incident. A suspect has been arrested. pic.twitter.com/7gK37aAcZp
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Images of the area were the incident to happen. The prepartor is arrested. No info is given if he was drunk or he did this as a attack ! 15 Injured most were childrens pic.twitter.com/68OHYvKGWs
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As reported in the Frankfurter Rundschau, citing eyewitnesses, the driver deliberately drove around a fence, separating marchers from spectators and drove around children.
Silver Mercedes-Kombi drove about 30 meters before the stop, and the driver after the collision continued to press on the gas pedal.
In the so-called “mad Monday” (Rosenmontag) in several Federal States of Germany traditionally held a festive procession – the main and most large scale event of the carnival, reminds Deutsche Welle. Volkmarsen is a small town in the district of Waldeck-Frankenberg with a population of about 6800 people. It is located 30 kilometers from Kassel (Hesse) in Central Germany.
as a precaution after the incident with the hitting machines at the crowd in Volkmarsen all carnivals in the German Federal state of Hesse was abolished.
“All passing in Hesse carnival procession in the light of this canceled as a precaution. This also applies to the already almost over March in the Khidr,” – said the police Department of Western Hesse, in his Twitter.