Dec 19, 2016
By Michael Kramer
A transport truck plowed into a crowded Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday evening local time.
At least nine people were killed and approximately 50 were injured – as the vehicle ripped through tables and wooden stands.
Police said a suspect was arrested nearby – and a passenger in the truck died as paramedics were treating him.
The popular Christmas market outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church was filled with a mix of tourists and locals – when the large truck came hurtling into the throngs of shoppers.
Police are investigating whether the horrendous incident was deliberate – but the White House condemned “what appears to have been a terrorist attack.”