Görkem ŞEKEROĞLU -TDO - A driver slammed his car into the front gate of the building housing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office in Berlin on Wednesday morning, causing minor damage, authorities said. The driver was detained.
Police were conducting an investigation on the incident, which took place at 10am on 25 November at the Federal German chancellery.
The car had the slogan “You damned murderers of children and old people” written in white paint on one side. A second slogan on the other side said, “Stop the globalisation policies!”
Police spokesman Thilo Cablitz informed the media that the 54-year-old driver was detained at the scene after driving at a slow speed into the gate. He said police were investigating whether he is psychologically disturbed or had other motivations.
The driver was known to authorities for a similar incident in 2014, a German interior ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.