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Germany: Trier police say investigation into driver who killed 5 continues03:03

Germany: Trier police say investigation into driver who killed 5 continues

Germany, Trier
December 2, 2020 at 20:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

A press officer for Trier police said that the investigation into the driver that drove through a pedestrian zone and killed five is ongoing, on Wednesday, a day after the incident.

"The perpetrator has been brought to the city court today in the afternoon, the judge has issued an investigation warrant, meanwhile the perpetrator sits in a penal institution, here in the region. In this extent, it's important, that in the first place we are not considering him as inculpable. Probably there will be restrictions, that should be cleared by psychiatric assessment, it's requested by the state prosecutor. And of course, we should pay attention to that," said press officer Uwe Konz.

"We continue collecting evidence, evaluating trace and trying to reconstruct the picture of what happened yesterday," while adding that the driver's motives are still not clear.

"What we can exclude are political, religious or terroristic motives," he said.

Locals were seen at Porta Nigra square, laying down candles and paying their respects for the victims of the incident, in which five lost their lives and at least 23 were injured.

The suspect Bernd W. is believed to be German and native of Trier. The public prosecutor's office has reported there are indications that the suspect suffers from a possible mental illness and will have to be cleared after a psychiatric assessment.

Germany: Trier police say investigation into driver who killed 5 continues03:03
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A press officer for Trier police said that the investigation into the driver that drove through a pedestrian zone and killed five is ongoing, on Wednesday, a day after the incident.

"The perpetrator has been brought to the city court today in the afternoon, the judge has issued an investigation warrant, meanwhile the perpetrator sits in a penal institution, here in the region. In this extent, it's important, that in the first place we are not considering him as inculpable. Probably there will be restrictions, that should be cleared by psychiatric assessment, it's requested by the state prosecutor. And of course, we should pay attention to that," said press officer Uwe Konz.

"We continue collecting evidence, evaluating trace and trying to reconstruct the picture of what happened yesterday," while adding that the driver's motives are still not clear.

"What we can exclude are political, religious or terroristic motives," he said.

Locals were seen at Porta Nigra square, laying down candles and paying their respects for the victims of the incident, in which five lost their lives and at least 23 were injured.

The suspect Bernd W. is believed to be German and native of Trier. The public prosecutor's office has reported there are indications that the suspect suffers from a possible mental illness and will have to be cleared after a psychiatric assessment.

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