November 26th – media reported that on the morning of the 24th local time, the gate of the German Chancellery was hit by a man driving a car. The man has been detained. A spokesman for the German Ministry of the Interior said that the man was recorded by the police in 2014 for similar incidents.
According to the case reported by the Berlin police, at about 10 a.m. on the same day, a 54-year-old man drove from the direction of Willie-Brandt Street and hit the gate on the left side of the Prime Minister’s Office for daily traffic access and journalists and visitors. The German Federal Police, which is responsible for security in the Chancellery, immediately arrested the man and began to interrogate him.
The police did not disclose the nationality and name of the man who caused the accident. But Home Office spokesman Steve Attle said that the man was recorded by the police in 2014 for similar incidents. At that time, the man reportedly hit the same door at a low speed and did not cause any injury.
Attell said: “To be sure, the criminal was recorded for similar incidents in 2014. But it is not listed as a result of dangerous criminals or people who need surveillance, at least for now we don’t have this information.
Merkel’s office said that the gate was only slightly damaged in the incident, and neither Merkel, other members of the government nor personnel in the Prime Minister’s office were in any danger.