A shot was fired by police as they brought down the driver after chasing him down the street in Heidelberg.
At around 4 p.m. local time, the alleged driver, a 35-year-old German national, was taken to the hospital after being shot by police.
In the car attack, two other people, a 32-year-old Austrian man and a 29-year-old woman from Bosnia and Herzegovina, were treated and discharged from the hospital. Unfortunatley, a 73-year-old man died at the scene.
His motive remains unclear, but local media speculated that he may have been mentally disturbed or Muslim, which, in some cases, is an oxymoron.
Police were lightning fast to say they didn't think it was a terror attack--at least not an Islamic one.
"There are no indications of a terrorist background," spokesman Herr Heidelberg David Faulhaber said.
Well, the attacker has a terrorist background now.
And the first thing people think of when they hear of such a senseless attack is that it might be a jihadist behind the wheel. But if you say it out loud, they'll call you 'Islamophobic.'