Officers arrested the motive force of the automobile, a 51-year-old German nationwide. He was being questioned by police and shall be prosecuted for homicide and manslaughter, police mentioned.
The chief public prosecutor mentioned the motive force was “severely intoxicated” — with a blood alcohol degree of 1.4 — and there are “indications of psychological sickness.”
Trier police mentioned the motive was unknown, that the suspect has no police document and his background reveals a sign of political motivation.
“We all the time see these photos on TV, in different international locations, and we all the time assume this may’t occur in Trier. And now it has occurred in Trier, and I’m right here as mayor, and I’ve no phrases and I’m wondering, how can such a person have this concept?” Wolfram Leibe, the mayor of Trier, mentioned.
A spokesperson instructed CNN that officers weren’t in search of anybody else in Trier in reference to the incident.
“The care of the injured has absolute precedence,” the pressure tweeted.
“What occurred in #Trier is stunning,” German authorities spokesman Steffen Seibert tweeted after the incident.
He added that his “ideas are with the kin of the useless, with the quite a few injured and with everybody who’s presently on obligation to take care of these affected.”
State police in western Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate, the place Trier is situated, requested individuals in a Twitter publish to not unfold disinformation.