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25 Nov 2020 | 09:48 AM UTC

Germany: Police carry out arrest following car crash at gates of Chancellor’s office in Berlin November 25 /update 1

Police carry out arrest following car crash at gates of Chancellor’s office in Berlin on November 25; residual disruptions possible

security
DEU

Event

Police have arrested the driver of a car that crashed into the gates of the Chancellor's office in Berlin on Wednesday, November 25. The motivation behind the incident remains unclear; however, the driver had anti-globalization slogans written on the side of his vehicle. Neither the vehicle nor the gate sustained significant damage following the crash and no significant injuries were reported.

A heightened security presence and disruptions to overland travel should be anticipated in the vicinity of the incident in the near term. 

Advice

Those in Berlin are advised to avoid the area until the situation has been confirmed as safe by authorities. Heed instructions issued by local authorities. 

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