+++ Truck drives into crowd at Berlin Christmas market, several fatalities – live updates +++

Police confirm at least nine people have been killed in the apparent attack. A suspect has been taken into custody. Read the latest here.Deutschland Polizei geht von Anschlag auf Berliner Weihnachtsmarkt aus (Reuters/F. Bensch) The incident occurred on the Breitscheidplatz square, near the location of Berlin’s iconic Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church along the Kurfürstendamm shopping mile. Nine people are reported to have died as a result of the attack; however, unconfirmed reports state that there may be more fatalities. Up to 50 people have been reported as injured.
The police are treating the incident as an apparent terror attack. The driver of the truck has now been arrested after fleeing the scene earlier. A co-driver was reportedly killed.
2058 UTC – German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has pledged federal police will provide “any necessary assistance.”
2054 UTC – Deutsche Welle reporter Kyra Levine is tweeting live from the scene – @KyraGermany
2052 UTC – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been briefed on the situation by Interior Ministry officials
2051 UTC – Berlin Mayor Michael Müller says the situation is under control.
2049 UTC – German news channel N24 says the co-driver of the attack truck was reportedly killed.
2046 UTC – Suspect under arrest confirmed to be alleged driver of truck.
2043 UTC – Facebook has activated its safety check feature.
2036 UTC – a suspect has been arrested according to a police source.
2035 UTC – Germany’s DPA news agency reports the Scalia-brand truck managed to plough up to 80 meters (260 feet) into the crowd at the Christmas market.
2033 UTC – Police have asked for people to stay indoors to assist with unfolding investigation.
2006 UTC – Berlin police confirm tally of nine fatalities

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