Berlin Tauentzienstraße: Perpetrator initially ran away, passers-by detained him
Car crashes into crowd in Berlin; at least one dead, many injured, emergency forces massively present
A car (apparently a gray Renault Clio) crashes into a crowd of people. Police and rescue forces are present in large numbers.
Much is still unclear - possibly a deliberate action, one eyewitness (John Barrowman, in the video below) says the car came back.
The incident occurred near Breidscheidplatz (intersection of Rankestraße and Tauentzienstraße), the site where Muslim terrorist Anis Amri crashed a truck into a Christmas market in 2016.
UPDATE 11:34 a.m. - A police spokesman can't yet say whether it was an accident or an attack. Put the pieces of the puzzle together first. The driver has been arrested.
UPDATE 11:39 a.m. - Update on John, who was airlifted from the scene.
The trauma helicopter has since landed.
UPDATE 12:15 p.m. - Police: several seriously injured, one dead so far. Police will answer journalists' questions, so some things will become clearer.
UPDATE 12:46 p.m. - New statement from police spokesman. It is not yet clear whether it was an accident or an accident (possibly for "medical reasons"). Did someone say "sugar rush"?
UPDATE 12:55 PM - Five people with life-threatening injuries, three people with serious injuries.
UPDATE 1:00 PM - The perpetrator has reportedly fled.
UPDATE 1:15 PM - PHOTO HERE.
UPDATE 13:47 - The perpetrator is reportedly 29 years old. A German-Armenian citizen living in Berlin.