Directly from the dpa news channel
Frankfurt / Main (dpa / lhe) – After a car driver went amok in the Trier pedestrian zone, the city of Frankfurt currently sees no need to further increase security measures in the city center. Security officer Markus Frank (CDU) referred on Wednesday to existing concrete barriers that had been set up in response to attacks such as on Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz at the Hauptwache and the Zeil shopping street. He also discussed this with Police President Gerhard Bereswill on Wednesday.
The police are constantly checking whether there are any places that need to be secured separately, Frank said on request. At the same time, the city should not become a fortress. There can be no 100 percent security. Frank also expressed his regret and sympathy for the relatives of the rampage in Trier.
According to previous investigations, a man with a powerful off-road vehicle had targeted people in the pedestrian zone in Trier on Tuesday. Five people died, including a nine-week-old baby and his father. 14 people were injured.