DAVID RISING and FRANK JORDANS
BERLIN (AP) — A man intentionally drove a car into a crowd of people at a Carnival parade in a small town in central Germany, injuring dozens of people including children, officials said Monday.
Prosecutors said the driver, a 29-year-old local man, was arrested at the scene of the incident in Volkmarsen, about 280 kilometers (175 miles) southwest of Berlin. He is being investigated on suspicion of attempted homicide.
A spokesman for Frankfurt prosecutors, Alexander Badle, said in a statement that "about 30 people" were injured, among them children. They were taken to surrounding hospitals, some with life-threatening injuries.
The suspect was also injured, said Badle.
"The investigation, especially into the circumstances of the crime,