Three injured in Heidelberg vehicle attack

Katie RamirezFeb 26, 2017

Three people were hurt Saturday when a vehicle ploughed into pedestrians in the southern German city of Heidelberg, said police, who reported the driver was arrested.

Three people were injured, and the man was shot after being tracked down by officers.

"A man drove into a group of people, three persons hurt, suspect captured and shot", local police wrote on Twitter, using the Hashtag #Bismarckplatz, the name of the square where the man drove the vehicle. Some reports say that the auto was a rental vehicle. Local police tweeted laconically (as befits a tweet): "A man drove into a group of people, three persons hurt, suspect captured and shot".

The driver is said to be in a serious condition in hospital.

Schaetzle said said a terrorist background is not suspected and the man appears to have acted alone. The vehicle the man used was a rental auto.

Security forces in Germany have been on high alert after a number of terror attacks.

On Dec.19, 2016, an attacker drove a truck into a Christmas market near the iconic Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, leaving 12 killed and more than 50 others injured.

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