>> A deliberate act. Investigators now assuming a truck was intentionally driven into a packed Berlin Christmas market. At least a dozen people killed in the carnage. Around 50 more are injured. Reuters correspondent Paul Carrel is on the ground.>> Incident in Western Berlin, it's a popular tourist area, it's one of a number of Christmas markets that tourists come to from beyond Germany to visit.
There are dozens of police cars and ambulances pouring into the square which is cordoned off and guarded by armed police. You can't get into the square itself anymore.>> German officials say the evidence points to an attack. Forensic teams are still scouring the crash site looking for further clues.
Police reporting they have one suspect in custody who fled the scene, but so far no confirmed details of his nationality. They say a passenger in the truck was found dead. For those left reeling at the scene, the bloodbath echoed the deadly truck attack in Nice this summer claimed by Islamic State.
> I am very, very scared, because I don't know if I can feel safe anymore in Berlin. How can I feel safe? And how can you trust people, security people, any longer? I cannot anymore.>> Officials say they have leads the truck was stolen from Poland, but the freight company's owner insists the person behind the wheel wasn't hired by him and that the truck's actual driver, his cousin, is innocent.
German media is reporting the suspect is a refugee who entered Germany from Afghanistan or Pakistan this year.