In a “probable” rerun of the Bastille Day terrorist attack in Nice, a truck driver plowed his vehicle Monday evening through a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany.
Wir können 9 Tote & viele Verletzte bestätigen. Viele Kolleg. sind am #Breitscheidplatz im Einsatz um die Hintergründe zu ermitteln.
— Polizei Berlin (@polizeiberlin) December 19, 2016
The Berlin police said on Twitter, according to a translation by The Washington Times, that “we can confirm 9 deaths, many injured.”
— Daniel Nisman (@DannyNis) December 19, 2016
The BBC reported that footage from the scene in the Breitscheidplatz Square shows many stalls knocked over and people lying injured in the streets. The market borders the historic Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church.
CNN also reported, citing an eyewitness, that the truck seemed to be going about 40 mph and made no obvious effort to avoid people. Reporter Laura Bundock said on Sky News that “Police in Berlin are now saying this was probably deliberate, an attack.”