2020 Trier attack

At 13:45 on 1 December 2020, a man rammed pedestrians with an SUV at high speed in a pedestrian zone in Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, killing five people[1]—a 45-year-old man and his infant daughter, and three women aged 25, 52 and 73[2]— and wounding 24 others.[3] The driver, who was alone in the car and had a blood alcohol content of 0.14%, was arrested at the scene.[1][4][5]

2020 Trier attack
2020 Trier attack is located in Germany
2020 Trier attack
2020 Trier attack (Germany)
LocationTrier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Date1 December 2020 (2020-12-01)
Attack type
Vehicle-ramming attack

The driver was identified as a 51-year-old local homeless man of German nationality. He was born in Trier and at the time of the attack lived in the car. Police do not think that he acted for political, religious or ideological motives, but for mental health problems mixed with the alcohol abuse. Investigators said that he wanted to kill and injure as many people as possible.[1][4][6][7]

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  1. ^ a b c "Trier: Five die as car ploughs through Germany pedestrian zone". BBC News. 2 December 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Greek Dentist And His 2-month-old Baby Girl Among The Victims Of Trier Car Attack". Greek City Times. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Amok-Fahrt von Trier: Polizei auf der Suche nach Antworten". Mannheim24 (in German). 8 December 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2021. 5 Tote und 24 Verletzte [5 dead and 24 injured]
  4. ^ a b "German man arrested after driving car into crowd, killing 5". www.cbsnews.com. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Amok-Fahrt von Trier: Was wir über den mutmaßlichen Täter Bernd W. wissen". RTL.de (in German). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 2 December 2020. 1,4 Promille [1.4 per mille]
  6. ^ "Driver kills five in Trier attack, may have mental problems". luxtimes.lu. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Trier car attack suspect charged, formally arrested". luxtimes.lu. Retrieved 3 February 2021.