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01 Jan 2019 | 06:10 PM UTC

Germany: Several injured in car ramming attack in Bottrop January 1

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Car ramming attack in Bottrop injures four people on January 1; police attribute motive to anti-immigrant sentiments

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/31/2018, 12:00 AM until 1/2/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Berlin). COUNTRY/REGION Bottrop, Essen


Four people were injured, including one seriously, in Bottrop on Tuesday, January 1. A man was arrested in connection with the attack and two other similar failed attacks the same day. The assailant drove his car into pedestrians at a plaza in Bottrop's city center in the early hours (local time) of Tuesday before attempting to hit people waiting for a bus in Essen, a nearby city. Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime motivated by anti-immigrant sentiments. 


Individuals are advised to monitor updates to the situation and remain vigilant for suspicious or aggressive behavior.


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