Six people have been injured, three of them severely, after a suspected terror attack on motorways around Berlin overnight, like reported by dailymail.co.uk.
A 30-year-old Iraqi man driving an black Opel Astra is thought to have deliberately crashed into several motorbikes and scooters while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’.
He then got out of the car and placed a box on the roof, claiming it was a bomb and that he would detonate it if anyone approached, investigators told German media.
Armed police rushed to the scene and eventually overpowered the man and opened the box, which was found to contain tools, Bild reported.
The man has since been arrested and police are working on the assumption that the accidents were caused deliberately and were ‘politically motivated’.
Prosecutors and police have yet to officially confirm the reports, but a press conference has been scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
All of the crashes happened in the south west of the city, where motorways were still closed on Wednesday morning.
One motorcyclist was run over at Detmolder Strasse, at a junction with the motorway, according to Bild.
A scooter driver was then hit at Innsbrucker Platz, around a mile along the same motorway, and had to be revived by paramedics.
Two more motorbike riders were struck at Alboinstrasse, another a mile along the same motorway.
The incident led to long traffic jams Tuesday evening.
Some 300 people were stuck on the highway for hours and were getting support from the German Red Cross, the Berlin fire department tweeted Tuesday night.