According to police, 12 people were killed and 48 injured after a truck ran into a Christmas market in Berlin.
Just now a truck drove over the sideway at #Breitscheidplatz. Our colleagues report injured people. More information here.
— Polizei Berlin (@polizeiberlin) December 19, 2016
Police say a suspect has been arrested near the scene.
— Shy Society (@Shy_Society) December 19, 2016
The Christmas market was located on Breitscheidplatz square, near Kurfuerstendamm Avenue.
Police are asking people to avoid the scene as all routes need to be clear for emergency vehicles.
Currently, there are no indications of further dangerous situations in the city near #Breitscheidplatz.
— PolizeiBerlinEinsatz (@PolizeiBerlin_E) December 19, 2016
They are asking people to stay home and to “not spread rumors.”
Facebook has activated the “safety check” feature for those in Berlin.