A car has crashed into the gates of the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
An unnamed man drove a car into the gates of the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday.
Photos showed a car with a message scrawled on one of its sides reading: "You damned children and old people murderers." The white paint on the other side said: "Stop Globalization Politics."
A government spokesperson told DW that a vehicle drove into the entry gate of the Chancellor's office and "caused minor property damage."
The Chancellor and other members of the government and Chancellor's office were "at no point in any danger."
A tweet from the public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk showed the vehicle stopped by the gate of the building and a large number of emergency vehicles in the normally restricted area.
The Berlin police tweeted that "our colleagues are currently on the scene at the office of the Chancellor along with federal police. A car is stood at the gate of the building — we're in the process of clarifying whether the driver steered into it. He has been taken into police custody. More info to follow."