BERLIN — At least two people were killed and several others injured in the city of Trier in southwestern Germany on Tuesday, when a car sped down a pedestrian street in the city center, the police said.
The driver has been arrested and the vehicle confiscated, the police said, but they gave no further information.
Security at the entrance to pedestrian areas that are found in many German cities was increased after a 24-year-old Tunisian drove a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people, in December 2016.
It was not immediately clear how the driver was able to enter the pedestrian zone in Trier.
Christmas markets in Germany have been canceled or pared down to only a few stalls this year, as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but stores are still open.