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 Nine people killed, at least 50 injured in Berlin Christmas market truck crash, - CNN. PHOTOS

A truck ran into a Christmas market Monday evening in a major public square in Berlin, killing nine people and injuring at least 50.

As reported by Censor.NET citing CNN, a police spokesperson described it as a "severe incident."

The incident happened in Breitscheidplatz in the western part of central Berlin. Nine people were killed and at least 50 were injured as a result. A witness said the truck was traveling about 40 mph through a crowded pedestrian area that had no roads. The crash is being investigated as an act of terrorism, according to a German intelligence official familiar with the matter.

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Police roped off the venue after the truck ran into the crowded sidewalk.

The suspected driver in the Christmas market crash has been apprehended in an ongoing operation, according to a Berlin police spokesperson. No other details were immediately available.

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