Breaking: Burning Car Rams Into Social Democratic Party SPD Headquarters, Berlin

Berlin – around midnight (CET), a burning car rammed through the glass front of the headquarters of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, SPD.

The driver has been taken to hospital.

Die Welt file it under “accident” and report that the driver intended to commit suicide. According to F.A.Z., the initial charge is planning grave arson.

The car was filled with three canisters of gasoline, bottles of other inflammable substances, and a propane gas cartridge, and burnt from the inside. The Federal Office For Criminal Investigations,  Bundeskriminalamt, took over investigations.

“Police Berlin: Around midnight, a man drove into the foyer of the SPD headquarters in the Willy Brandt Building in Kreuzberg. Apart from the driver, no one was wounded. Our LKA took over investigations.”

“Police Berlin: The driver states he steered his car into the building with the intent of suicide. First investigations by our LKA confirm this.”