Lorry Kills 12 At Christmas Market In Berlin

Lorry Kills 12 At Christmas Market In Berlin
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An articulated lorry has plowed through a Christmas market in Germany’s capital, Berlin. killing 12 people and injuring 45.

The incident took place Monday night at Breitscheidplatz, a public square in the center of Berlin. A suspicious person was arrested nearby, police say, while what they describe as a passenger was found dead.

Berlin State Interior Minister Andreas Geisel said it was still unclear if it had been an attack or an accident.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has been in contact with the interior minister and the mayor of Berlin, her spokesman, Steffen Seibert, tweeted.

“We are in mourning for the dead and hope that the many injured can get help,” he added.

A passenger in the truck was among those killed, police spokesman Thomas Neuendorf said on German TV. It wasn’t immediately clear how the passenger died or what his or her relationship was to the driver.

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