BERLIN 

A car crashed into the outer gate of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office in Berlin on Wednesday.

Multiple police units responded to the scene, blocking off the area in front of the Chancellery.

The identity and motive of the driver were not immediately known.

Local media reported that it was likely a “politically motivated attack” as the driver wrote “Stop Globalization Politics” on the right side of the car.

Merkel and the government’s ministers were scheduled to meet at the Chancellery for a weekly cabinet meeting at the time of the incident.

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