Man held after car ploughs into teacher and pupils on school trip

A 29-year-old man has been arrested after a car ploughed into a crowd of people in Berlin.

One person was killed and more than a dozen were injured, some seriously, after a vehicle mounted the pavement at high speed.

Police have identified the suspect as a 29-year-old German-Armenian man.

Investigators are still trying to establish whether the car was driven at people deliberately, with officials saying ‘it is too early to speculate’

A video posted on social media showed a man being led away from the scene in handcuffs by police.

He can be heard saying ‘please help’ as a witness informs him how many people have died.

A suspect was reportedly detained by passersby and held until police arrived.

According to Germany’s Bild newspaper, the person confirmed to have died was a teacher leading a school trip.A man was pictured being put into the back of a police car in handcuffs but a suspect has not been identified by German policeA man was pictured being put into the back of a police car in handcuffs but a suspect has not been identified by German policeEmergency services swarmed the scene after chaos broke out on a busy shopping street (Picture: Anadolu)People taking part in a school trip are reportedly among those injured in the incident (Picture: AFP)

Students are among those to have been injured on their way to visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, a well-known landmark, according to reports.

More than a dozen people were injured, a police spokesperson at the scene in western Berlin said. Six were in a life-threatening condition, and another three were seriously hurt, the fire service said.

More than hundred emergency workers swarmed the scene after the incident, while a small silver Renault car was lodged inside a shop after smashing through a plate glass display.

Blankets covered what appeared to be a body in a cordoned-off area guarded by police.

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