Migrant from Pakistan in Germany kills truck driver and uses vehicle to run over crowd of shoppers leaving 12 dead and 48 injuredBy Mason White 4:10 PM December 20, 2016
|Truck used in terror attack in Berlin|
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(Scroll down for video) A migrant from Pakistan, who was seeking permanent residence status in Germany, hijacked a truck and plowed into a crowd of shoppers, according to police.
Berlin police said that they have arrested 23-year-old Naved B, after being accused of killing a truck driver and using the vehicle for a terror attack.
Naved came to the country last year, and has been arrested multiple times. According to the police investigation, Naved hijacked a truck that was carrying steel beams originating from Poland.
Naved shot and killed the truck driver of Poland, and left him in the cabin. Naved then plowed into the crowd of shoppers in a Christmas market.
So far, 12 people have died and 48 have been injured. The attacked unfolded on Monday around 7:00 p.m., at the Breitscheidplatz Square, outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.
Witnesses at the scene said that the truck was traveling about 40 miles per hour and the lights were off when it plowed into the crowd.
Naved fled from the scene, and was arrested at a nearby zoo.