German Man Drove Into Carnival Crowd ‘to Kill’: Officers

German Man Drove Into Carnival Crowd ‘to Kill’: Officials

BERLIN — A German man who drove his automotive right into a crowd celebrating Carnival, injuring dozens of individuals together with many kids, is being investigated on suspicion of tried homicide, prosecutors stated Tuesday.

The 29-year-old man, who suffered critical head accidents within the crash, lived within the central German city of Volkmarsen, the place the incident befell Monday.

Authorities stated 61 folks have been injured when the person plowed right into a crowd watching the standard “Rose Monday” procession, together with 20 kids. These injured ranged in age from 2 to 85. By Tuesday, 35 remained hospitalized, some with life-threatening accidents.

Prosecutors stated they have been nonetheless investigating the motive force’s motive, however alleged he drove his automotive “into a big group of individuals with the intention to kill.” A court docket authorised the Frankfurt prosecutors’ request to detain the suspect at some point of the investigation.

The silver Mercedes station wagon the person drove was registered to him, police spokesman Henning Hinn stated.

The crash in Volkmarsen, a city of about 7,000 close to Kassel, about 280 kilometers (175 miles) southwest of Berlin, got here on the peak of Germany’s celebration of Carnival, with the most important parades in Cologne, Duesseldorf and Mainz.

All different Carnival parades within the central state of Hesse have been ended Monday as a precaution. Processions resumed Tuesday amid a heightened police presence.