President-elect Donald Trump issued a statement on the Berlin attack:
“Our hearts and prayers are with the loved ones of the victims of today’s horrifying terror attack in Berlin. Innocent civilians were murdered in the streets as they prepared to celebrate the Christmas holiday. ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad. These terrorists and their regional and worldwide networks must be eradicated from the face of the earth, a mission we will carry out with all freedom-loving partners.” yahoo
German police arrested the wrong man, the Berlin Christmas market truck terrorist is still at large. The truck used in the Berlin attack was hijacked by terrorists, the driver of the truck was found dead inside the truck. The terrorist used the 25-tonne truck to mow down and kill 12 people – and injure 48 others at 40mph in a busy Christmas market.
At 9.35pm police announced the arrest of someone in connection with the attack – believed to be the driver of the truck.
The truck was from Gdansk in Poland – some 80 miles from Berlin. The vehicle maneuvered from Budapester Strasse onto the area outside the Memorial Church before ploughing into the crowd.
Sabrina Glinz, an American tourist, is now locked in her hotel after a number of buildings in the area were placed on lockdown.
Watching the scene unfold from the 15th floor, she told Sky News: ‘You just keep seeing people getting loaded into ambulances and it doesn’t seem to end.
‘Just the white sheets covering them.’
She added: ‘The street that he has to have gone in you have do a u-turn on the street to turn around and instead of doing a u-turn he turned right directly into the market.
‘There was absolutely no way he could have accidentally, he went straight into it then veered to the left and is now back onto the main street were the truck is resting.
‘He went back to the beginning were it was busiest and then just careered through the buildings. DailyMail
Police said they believed the incident was a deliberate attack, news agency DPA reports.
The truck drove into a Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz in the central Charlottenburg district., the local Berliner Zeitung newspaper reports. TheLocal
At least nine people have been killed and more than 50 injured after a lorry ploughed through a crowd of shoppers at 40mph in a busy Christmas market in Berlin.
German police at the scene have indicated the incident is likely to be a terror attack.
The vehicle sped through a crowd of shoppers at the Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz Square near the Kurfuerstendamm Avenue in west Berlin.
According to local reports the driver has not yet been apprehended, and police have now launched a manhunt…
Terrified market-goers have tweeted horrifying images from the scene of the incident which comes an hour after the Russian ambassador was shot dead in Ankara.
Tourist Emma Rushton, from England, tweeted from the scene: ‘Lorry just ploughed through Christmas market in #berlin.
‘There is no road nearby. People crushed. I am safe. I am safe’. DailyMail
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