February 26, 2020 / 8:38 AM / in a month

No political motive behind carnival incident: Germany's FAZ

People light candles as they attend a commemoration outside a church, the day after a car ploughed into a Carnival parade, injuring several people in Volkmarsen, Germany February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German authorities are ruling out that the man who plowed a car into a carnival parade on Monday, injuring some 60 people including children, was driven by a political or ideological motive, Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Wednesday.

A spokesman for prosecutors said they were still investigating all possibilities.

Reporting by Hans Seidenstuecker; Writing by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Michelle Martin

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