Police have arrested a 29-year-old German-Armenian man after he allegedly drove a car into a crowd in Berlin, killing a teacher and injuring 14 students
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A motorist killed a teacher and injured 14 students after driving into them in a shooting spree in Berlin.
Footage shows the 29-year-old suspect being led away to a police car while his silver Renault sat smashed through the front window of a perfumery.
Officials searched the vehicle of the German-Armenian driver and found posters related to Turkey Daily Star reports.
An investigator told the German newspaper Bild that the attack was the work of a “stone-cold killer”.
The newspaper published a picture of the arrested driver in a yellow sweater, sweatpants and red sneakers.
Berlin’s Interior Minister Iris Spranger said: “There are said to have been posters inside (the vehicle), but there was no letter of confession.”
The suspect was initially apprehended by bystanders before being arrested by authorities after his car went off the road and collided with several people.
Captured footage of the episode shows badly wounded shoppers lying on the sidewalk, and screams from witnesses can be heard in other videos from the scene.
The German newspaper Bild quoted an investigator as saying: “(It was) by no means an accident – someone who is on the fringes, a stone-cold killer.”
Actor John Barrowman, who was at the scene, wrote on Twitter: “I heard the bang and the crash as we were in a store and then we came out and just saw the carnage.”
The scene of the incident, a shopping street near a McDonald’s restaurant, was cordoned off as a helicopter circled overhead.
A government spokesman said: “The federal government was of course informed about this terrible incident in Berlin today and is very concerned and dismayed by it.
“Our thoughts and sympathy are with the injured and their families.”
Firefighters previously said a dozen people were injured and six were in critical condition.
Police later said 14 students were among the injured.
The tragic incident took place shortly before the deadly attack in December 2016, when Anis Amri hijacked a truck, killing the driver and then plowing it into a crowded West Berlin Christmas market.
Amri, a failed Tunisian asylum seeker with Islamist connections, then fled to Italy, where he was shot dead by authorities.
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The 24-year-old had been asked by police to show his identification documents before pulling out a pistol, which then returned fire and hit the suspect in the chest.
Security officials later confirmed “without a doubt” that the dead man was Amri after identifying him from his fingerprints.
German police spokesman Thilo Cablitz said: “The wounds of 2016 have not healed, everyone remembers it.”
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