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What to know about the perpetrator of Islamist attack in Berlin

The driver who caused a series of road accidents in Berlin described as “Islamist” acts, shouted “Allahu Akbar,” and demanded that “No one gets closer or you will all die”.

The man who, according to the police, caused three traffic accidents on the A100 through Berlin is a 30-year-old Iraqi, the Bild reports. These acts committed on Tuesday evening were described the next day as “Islamist” by the public prosecutor’s office. Six people were injured, three of them seriously.

What to know about the perpetrator of Islamist attack in Berlin
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At around 6.35 p.m., at Alboinstrasse, he seriously injured two motorcyclists with his Opel Astra. He then stopped his car, got out, and shouted “Allahu akbar”. Then, still, according to the same source, he put a metal box on the roof of his vehicle and said: “No one gets closer or you will all die”.

What to know about the perpetrator of Islamist attack in Berlin
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The man then caused two more accidents. A scooter driver had to be resuscitated at Innsbrucker Platz. A motorcyclist was run over in the Detmolder Straße district, according to the Bild.

The suspect may have mental problems

The individual was subdued and arrested. He had with him a supposed box of ammunition containing a “dangerous object”, according to him. Forensic technicians, however, found nothing suspicious in it, only tools, police said. Traces of explosives, as initially suspected, were also not detected.

An investigation is underway to establish whether the Iraqi, who appears to have mental health problems, has an Islamist background.

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Bild

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