Witnesses say a man deliberately drove a Mercedes into a crowd at a carnival in Volkmarsen, Germany, on Monday, injuring “dozens” of people including small children, according to local reports.
The driver has been arrested, police said, but no motive has so far been determined.
Around 2:30 p.m. local time, a silver Mercedes station wagon drove into a group of people in the pre-Lenten carnival, going about 100 feet before it stopped, eyewitnesses told public broadcaster Hessischer Rundfunk. The driver, who was taken into custody by police, was described by eyewitnesses as being between 20 and 30 years old. Police later said he is a 29-year-old German citizen.
Police indicated that dozens were injured in the incident, Hessischer Rundfunk reported, with some serious injuries. No deaths have been reported thus far. An investigation is ongoing, but police have said the attack was deliberate, according to Hessischer Rundfunk.
“Whether it is a medical emergency or a technical failure or, in the worst case, there is an intention behind it, we cannot say anything about that,” a police spokesman in the nearby city of Kassel told reporters.