Car hits crowd at German carnival; several injured

Car plows into crowd

Police in Germany say several people have been injured after a car drove into a crowd at a Carnival procession.

Northern Hesse police said a large number of police are at the scene in Volkmarsen, about 280 kilometres southwest of Berlin, and the driver was arrested.

Police said they couldn't immediately provide further details and urged people not to spread “unconfirmed reports" about the the incident, which happened early Monday afternoon.

Police say they have not received any reports of any deaths, and don't have a specific number of injuries yet.

They say it is too early to say what caused the car to crash into the crowd.

The regional Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper reported that witnesses said the driver drove around a barrier blocking off traffic from the parade, but that it wasn't yet clear whether he intentionally headed toward the crowd.

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