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24 Feb 2020 | 03:38 PM UTC

Germany: Car-ramming incident wounds 30 in Volkmarsen (Hesse state) February 24 /update 1

Car-ramming incident wounds 30 people in Volkmarsen (Hesse state) on February 24, with localized disruptions likely over coming hours; no motive reported though police claim that incident was intentional

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Event

A car-ramming incident wounded 30 people at a carnival parade in Volkmarsen (Hesse state) on Monday, February 24. The driver of the vehicle was arrested for the incident, which police deemed intentional. No motive was immediately reported, and there was no initial indication that the car-ramming incident was a politically motivated attack.

A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are likely in the area over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals in Volkmarsen (Hesse state) are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the incident area, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.