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The police have refused to say anything about his motive, even though officers detained the man at the scene and searched his apartment the same day. Police could not even confirm whether the incident was a deliberate attack, commented a spokesman for the North Hesse police in Kassel on Monday evening. Children are among those critically injured, officials said. The German tabloid reported that the man was known to police, and had a record of harassment and trespassing. I saw him drive away today, he looked like he was on drugs and said, 'I'll be in the newspaper soon Attacker's neighbour A second person was also arrested after they filmed the car assault although it is not clear if they are a suspect. The attacker, named only as Maurice P.

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A similar attack occurred in April 2018, when Jens Alexander R. There was also not just three of them, but at least 25 helpers working around them. Eighteen of those hurt in Monday's incident are children. Police also arrested a second person for allegedly filming the incident, the statement said. A silver Mercedes station wagon drove into the crowd at 2. Dozens of ambulances and police units were also called to the scene along with an emergency helicopter.

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Volkmarsen has a population of around 6,800 people, of whom some 1,500 were expected to attend the parade. The files that could provide information about this have been held under lock and key. Carnival celebrations take place in Germany every year in the week before Ash Wednesday. Nobody involved, neither those who have been injured nor the driver, has yet been identified. Today's shocking incident comes a week after, then killed his mother and himself in the German town of Hanau. Meanwhile, Bild cites police as saying that although they assume it was an attack, there are no indications it was a politically-motivated crime. Schools are often closed for the day, although it is not a national holiday in Germany.

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Volkmarsen attack: Almost 60 hurt after car drives into carnival crowd

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Eyewitnesses that it sounded like the vehicle drove faster as it was approaching the people. The gun maniac's body was found next to his dead 72-year-old mother in the early hours of Thursday morning. The largest right-wing terrorist attack in the United States, the Oklahoma City bombing by Timothy McVeigh in 1995, which killed 168 and injured 800, was directed against a federal administrative building. Police cars and ambulances rushed to the scene in Volkmarsen, 263 miles, 423 km west of Berlin. The incident took place during celebrations for Rosenmontag, or Rose Monday - a carnival day celebrated in some parts of Germany, Austria, Belgium and Switzerland.

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Amateur pictures published online showed police officers standing next to a silver Mercedes-Benz car which appeared to have been involved in the incident. Police said they believed it was an attack but that there was no indication of a political motive, according to German newspaper Bild. It is now known that both of these murders were closely connected. The Sun website is regulated by the Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. Or was he, as the Tagesspiegel speculated, motivated to carry out a spectacular deed by the right-wing terrorist attack in Hanau? One said the driver careered more than 30 metres into the gathered masses before his car eventually ground to a halt. A 29-year-old German citizen was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide. They have also created an information centre for anyone affected at the town hall.

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The number of injured increased on Tuesday, after police urged people to come forward even if they had not sought medical treatment. Eyewitnesses told German media that driver had accelerated toward the crowd and appeared to target children. Several of the victims - including children - have sustained serious injuries, police said. Masked police were seen at the Volkmarsen home of the attacker this evening. In a statement, he shared his condolences with the victims and their families, while urging people not to speculate about possible motives.

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Some are severely injured, and 35 are being treated in hospital wards. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her thoughts were with those injured and their relatives. Was the attacker in Volkmarsen also a right-wing extremist? All his victims - which included a 35-year-old pregnant mum-of-two - came from migrant backgrounds. ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. Volkmarsen attack Maurice P was himself injured and police said they had yet to question him. According to some reports, police officers had to protect the driver from the outraged crowd. He then shot his mother at his home, before turning the gun on himself.

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