A car driver may have deliberately crashed into a group of people at a playground in Iserlohn (North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Sauerland region of Germany) on Thursday evening. One person was hit by the car. The homicide squad is now investigating a suspected attempted homicide and is searching for the unknown driver.
According to investigations so far, the person hit by the car was flung through the air, while several others jumped to the side in time, police and the public prosecutor’s office reported on Saturday.
The driver allegedly approached the group of about 30 people slowly at first. Then he accelerated his car and drove towards about five people. When the police arrived, a slightly injured 19-year-old man was on the scene. However, it is still unclear whether he was hit by the car. The police and the public prosecutor’s office did not exclude the possibility of a “milieu crime”.