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Breaking: Car drives into crowd in Germany

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A car stands in front of a store, guarded by police in Heidelberg, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. A man apparently drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the city of Heidelberg, injuring three people, then fled and was shot after being tracked down by officers, police said. (R. Priebe/PR-Video/dpa via AP)
A car stands in front of a store, guarded by police in Heidelberg, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. A man apparently drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the city of Heidelberg, injuring three people, then fled and was shot after being tracked down by officers, police said. (R. Priebe/PR-Video/dpa via AP)

A man has driven a car into people in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg, police said.

Three people were injured, and the man was shot after being tracked down by officers.

The suspect’s motives were not immediately clear, but a police spokesman, Norbert Schaetzle, said a terrorist background is not suspected and he appeared to have acted alone.

He fled the scene but was later found by a police patrol, and shot after a brief stand-off.

He was taken to a hospital.

One of the three people struck outside a bakery was in a serious condition, police said.

Germany has been on high alert since last December, when a lorry ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin killing 12 people.

(c) Sky News 2017: Three injured as man

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