Driver rams German party headquarters in apparent suicide bid


A man drove a car at the entrance of the Berlin headquarters of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) late on Sunday evening, lightly injuring himself, later telling police that he had intended to commit suicide.

Police said the car, which crashed through the first set of glass doors of Willy Brandt House, the SPD’s headquarters, was laden with petrol canisters and gas cartridges. The building’s sprinkler system extinguished the resulting blaze.

Authorities did not identify the man, in part because of a policy of limiting public communications in cases involving suicide, attempted or otherwise, saying only that he was 58 years old.

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Source: Reuters