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Germany: Man, 29, detained after car crashed into crowd in Berlin

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A 29-year-old man has been arrested in Berlin after a car crashed into a crowd.

One person was killed and more than a dozen injured, some seriously, after a vehicle drove onto the sidewalk at high speed.

The police identified the suspect as a 29-year-old German-Armenian.

Investigators are still trying to determine if the car intentionally hit people, with officials saying “it’s too early to speculate.”

A video posted to social media showed a man being led away from the scene in handcuffs by police.

He is heard saying “Please help” as a witness tells him how many people have died.

A suspect was reportedly arrested by bystanders and held until police arrived.

According to the German newspaper Bild, the person whose death was confirmed was a teacher leading a school trip.

MUST APPEAL CHECK PICTURES & ID POSSIBLE DRIVER IN BERLIN DRIVING CAR INTO SHOP UPDATE: In this video the suspect is arrested while the cameraman confronts him with the fact that at least one person has died. The suspect looks confused. WARNING: May contain shocking material for some!

A man was pictured being handcuffed and placed in the back seat of a police car, but a suspect has not been identified by German police

BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 8: A view of the scene after a car drove into pedestrians on June 8, 2022 in downtown Berlin, Germany. Public broadcaster RBB said at least 10 people were injured, some seriously, and were taken to hospitals. (Photo by Erbil Basay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Emergency services swarmed after chaos broke out on a busy shopping street (Image: Anadolu)

Rescue workers work at the spot where one person was killed and eight injured when a car drove into a group of people in downtown Berlin on June 8, 2022. - A police spokeswoman said the driver was arrested at the scene after the car drove into a shop front on a busy shopping street in the Charlottenburg district. It was unclear whether the crash was intentional. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN/AFP) (Photo by ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images)

People attending a school field trip are reportedly among those injured in the incident (Image: AFP)

Students were also reportedly injured on their way to visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, a well-known landmark.

More than a dozen people were injured, said a police spokesman at the crime scene in West Berlin.

Six were in mortal danger, three others were seriously injured, said the fire department.

More than a hundred rescue workers were at the scene after the incident, while a small silver Renault car was housed in a shop after shattering a pane of glass.

Blankets appeared to cover a body in a cordoned off area guarded by police.

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