by Mish

  • At least nine dead, 50 injured at Berlin market
  • Suspect arrested at Victory Column, co-driver dead
  • Police indicate incident is likely to be terror related
  • Attack occurred at Breitscheidplatz, outside the landmark Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Police cars and ambulances converged quickly on the scene as a huge security operation unfolded. The fate of the driver of the truck was not immediately clear, but Bild newspaper said he was on the run.
Facebook safety check activated
Facebook has activated its ‘Safety Check’ feature which allows people who are in the affected area to check-in as “safe”. The social media site has already declared the event as a “terrorist attack”, before the police.

Mike “Mish” Shedlock


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