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Officials confirm at least nine dead after vehicle crashed into Christmas market

12/19/2016
Security: UPDATE 1: Officials confirm at least nine dead and more than 50 injured after vehicle crashed into Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 19. Avoid the area.
 
 
This alert affects Berlin

This alert began 19 Dec 2016 20:50 GMT and is scheduled to expire 20 Dec 2016 23:59 GMT.

Incident: Possible vehicular attack
Location: Breitscheidplatz, Berlin
Time/Date: Around 2000 Dec. 19
Fatalities (Injuries): 9+ (50+)

Updated Information
Police have confirmed that at least nine people were killed and more than 50 injured when an unidentified individual drove a truck into a Christmas market in the Breitscheidplatz area of western Berlin around 2000 Dec. 19. Authorities have said they suspect that the incident may have been a deliberate attack. Officials have not provided any information as to the driver's identity or his motivation. Unconfirmed reports indicate police apprehended the driver, who reportedly fled the scene after the incident. 
 
Advice
Continue to avoid the Breitscheidplatz and the surrounding area. Heed all instructions from security personnel. Maintain contact with your diplomatic mission. 

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