A child in a pram was reportedly thrown into the air when two were killed and 15 were injured when a car “deliberately” plowed into a pedestrian area in Germany.
Witnesses in Trier described a gruesome scene when a dark gray Range Rover collided with people and sent them and a baby car into the air.
A witness told the Trierischer Volksfreund newspaper that the Range Rover was traveling at high speed and that people had been thrown through the air.
Another witness, watching from her shop, told the newspaper that she saw a pram flying through the air when the victims were hit at the grand market.
People ran into her shop screaming in panic trying to find a safe place.
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A male victim hit by the Range Rover died in front of a nearby store, while a female victim died at another nearby location, the report said.
Mayor Wolfram Leibe, who was rushing to the scene, told SWR: “We have a driver running amok in town.
“We have two deaths of which we are certain, and up to 15 injured, some of whom have the most serious injuries.”
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“I was just walking through the city center and it was just awful. There is a trainer on the ground and the girl he belongs to is dead,” he told a news conference, with tears preventing him from speaking further.
“We have arrested one person, one vehicle has been secured,” said police, adding that a 51-year-old German suspect from the Trier area was being questioned.
Municipalities warned people to stay away from the city center.
Police dressed in body armor and guns were on the street.
Germany has tightened the security of pedestrian zones across the country since a deadly truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin in 2016 that killed 12 people and injured dozens.