Man drives into crowd in Germany, three hurt

  • 26/02/2017
Heidelberg, Germany (Getty)
Heidelberg, Germany (Getty)

A 73-year-old man has died after a man drove into a crowd near a bakery in the southwestern German town of Heidelberg.

Police said three people were injured and one man later died on Saturday.

"There are no indications of a terrorist background," spokesman David Faulhaber said.

The suspect was seen getting out of the car with a knife and was later tracked down to near a swimming pool.

He is now in a hospital in Heidelberg having been shot by police while being arrested, leaving him seriously injured, police said. Regional newspaper Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung said he was not fit to be questioned.

Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung cited police as saying the suspect was a young German man.

The newspaper said the suspect had stopped at a red traffic light and when it turned green put his foot down before hitting the group of people at high speed and smashing into a pillar.