Truck Rams Into Crowd At Berlin Christmas Market, Killing 12

Multiple casualties and dozens more injuries have been reported

A truck is seen near the Christmas market in Berlin, Germany December 19, 2016 — REUTERS
Dec 19, 2016 at 3:24 PM ET

A large cargo truck plowed through a crowd of Christmas shoppers in Berlin on Monday night, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens of others, according to Berlin police.

At around 8 p.m. local time, reports streamed in of a large trucking ramming through a Christmas market outside of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, crashing through stalls aligned parallel with the street.

Police have initially said they believe this is an attack. A suspect, believed to be the driver, has been arrested. The passenger in the truck died at the scene.

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