Car Crashes In Berlin Were 'Islamist-Motivated Attack', Say German Authorities

Several people were injured in the incident in the German capital.
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A series of car crashes on a Berlin motorway that left several people injured is being treated as an Islamist terror attack, German authorities have said.

“According to the current knowledge, it was an Islamist-motivated attack,” an official was quoted as saying.

Six people were injured, three of them severely, when a motorist drove into vehicles on a stretch of the German capital’s motorway on Tuesday night.

<strong>A police officer investigates the scene of a series of allegedly deliberate car crashes on highway A100 in Berlin, Germany, August 19.</strong>
A police officer investigates the scene of a series of allegedly deliberate car crashes on highway A100 in Berlin, Germany, August 19.
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Police arrested a man at the scene after a device in his car, which the man said was dangerous, turned out to be a tool box. There are indications that the 30-year-old was suffering from psychological problems, Reuters reports.

Shouting by the suspect at the scene suggested that his actions could have been Islamist-motivated, authorities added.

<strong>A general view shows police officers investigating the scene of a series of allegedly deliberate car crashes on highway A100 in Berlin, Germany, August 19.</strong>
A general view shows police officers investigating the scene of a series of allegedly deliberate car crashes on highway A100 in Berlin, Germany, August 19.
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A spokesperson for the Berlin public prosecutors was not available for comment

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