Anna Gragert
December 19, 2016 3:17 pm
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The people of Berlin are currently dealing with the aftermath of a horrific tragedy. Late Monday night, nine were killed and at least 50 were injured after a truck drove through a crowded Christmas market in Breitscheidplatz. According to CNN, Berlin police tweeted, “A truck just ran over a sidewalk at #Breitscheidplatz Our colleague report multiple injuries. more to follow,” following the devastating event.

In the wake of the catastrophe, Berlin officials apprehended the suspected truck driver, who allegedly drove his vehicle over the sidewalk surrounding the market’s wooden stalls. This occurred near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, a symbolic landmark in Berlin. The police reported that there was also a passenger involved, who was found dead inside the truck.

As of right now, this attack is being investigated as an act of terrorism. In fact, the White House released a statement condemning such an attack and Ned Price, the National Security Council spokesperson, said the following:

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Our hearts go out to those in Berlin. For more information and to see how you can help, you can follow the Berlin police force on Twitter.