AT LEAST three people have been injured after a car smashed into pedestrians in Germany.
Its fleeing driver, who was reportedly carrying a knife, was shot by police.
Local media reports he drove a rental car into crowds in the city centre of Heidelberg near Stuttgart.
Police say one of the three people injured is in a serious condition.
The alleged driver was taken to hospital.
His motive remains unclear, but local media speculates that he may have been mentally disturbed.
Dramatic video shows the moment cops draw their guns in a tense standoff with the driver.