Man drives vehicle into pedestrians, shot by police
HEIDELBERG, Germany — A man armed with a knife was shot and injured by police Saturday after he drove a car into a group of pedestrians in Heidelberg, Germany, local police said.
Three people were injured, one seriously, Mannheim police said. After driving his car into the group, the suspect tried to flee the scene and was then shot by officers. The suspect was seriously injured and taken to the hospital.
No motive is known, and the suspect has not been identified.
The crash occurred near a bakery stand in a central square of Heidelberg, police said.
The Mannheim police are leading the investigation since its police district merged with that of nearby Heidelberg.
Heidelberg sits along the Neckar River in southwest Germany about 88 kilometers (54 miles) south of Frankfurt. It is home to Heidelberg University, the oldest university in Germany.
The incident comes as Germans are still reeling from the deadly attack at a Berlin Christmas market. Twelve people died and 48 were injured when a tractor-trailer barreled into the crowded market December 19.
The driver of that truck, Anis Amri, was later killed in a shootout with police in Milan, Italy.
Amri had pledged allegiance to ISIS in a video posted by the ISIS-affiliated website Amaq.
German police say at this time the Heidelberg incident has no connection to terrorism.