UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — A dozen people were injured on Monday (October 7th) when a truck hit several vehicles in the German city of Limburg an der Lahn in Western Hesse, police said, conducting an operation near the station.
A truck crashed around 5:20 pm Monday, October 7, several vehicles near Limburg an der Lahn railway station in Germany, a dozen people were injured including a serious, announced in Wiesbaden the police of Western Hesse.
— ZDF Hessen (@ZDFhessen) October 7, 2019
Eight cars were damaged, several people were stuck in their cars, according to German media.
According to Frankfurter Rundschau, 16 people whose driver was injured, five of them were hospitalized.
Eilmeldung:Möglicher Terroranschlag in #Limburg. Mann kapert LKW und rammt damit mehrere Autos. Dabei wurden 16 Menschen verletzt, einer davon schwer. Bei der Erstversorgung des mutmaßlichen Täters durch Passanten soll er mehrmals laut ‚Allah‘ gesagt haben https://t.co/YBsrzfmlQc pic.twitter.com/V57zTr6OmK
— Kriminalreport Deutschland (@kriminalreport1) October 7, 2019
The driver was arrested. According to Frankfurter Neue Presse, he stole the truck before driving it over the stationary cars in front of a traffic light.
— Tilman Kennel (@TilmanKennel) October 7, 2019
Police are conducting an operation near the station, according to his statement.
The assailant allegedly uttered the word aloud several times, according to eyewitnesses quoted by Frankfurter Neue Presse.
The police, who do not confirm the information about a deliberate act, called to avoid speculation about the possible motives of the attacker:
“The suspect was arrested. Our investigation continues. We will inform you as soon as we have more accurate data.”
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