Car slams into pedestrians in Berlin, at least 7 hurt
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Car slams into pedestrians in Berlin, at least 7 hurt

No immediate indication of political or religious motive, say police; one of the injured reportedly trapped under car, requiring resuscitation

Illustrative: Police officers stand in front of the chancellery in Berlin, on May 24, 2017. (AFP/John MacDougall)
Illustrative: Police officers stand in front of the chancellery in Berlin, on May 24, 2017. (AFP/John MacDougall)

At least seven people were injured in the German capital early Sunday morning after a car drove off the road and into pedestrians.

The incident occurred shortly after 7 a.m. in Berlin’s Hardenbergplatz, outside the Zoological Garden train station, the dpa news agency reported.

Berlin’s fire department said in a Twitter update that some of the pedestrians sustained serious injuries, and that a rescue helicopter was deployed to help.

Police arrested the driver, telling German media there was no immediate indication of a political or religious motive.

One of the injured was trapped under the car and required resuscitation, German papers reported.

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