The German man who reportedly intentionally drove into crowds of people celebrating New Year out of the streets was arrested.
According to police, the 50-year-old driver who had been treated for mental illness in the past made anti-foreigner comments during his arrest and was charged of suspicion of attempted homicide.
Some of the victims injured in the incident were Syrian and Afghan citizens including a 46-year-old woman and a child.
The suspect failed to hit a group of people in Bottrop. He drove into the city center slamming his silver Mercedes car into a crowd injuring four, then drove toward Essen running people down and injuring one person before being arrested by cops.