The driver of the car that crashed into the fence of the German chancellor's office in Berlin on Wednesday wanted to convey a letter to Angela Merkel, TASS reported referring to Bild.
The content of the message is not given. According to the newspaper, the culprit of the state of emergency stated during interrogation that he "wanted to be heard." He was detained on the spot by officers of the federal police.
According to Bild, law enforcement agencies have increased the security of Merkel's office, as well as the house where the chancellor lives in Berlin.
The car crashed into the fence gate of Merkel's office on Wednesday morning. As noted in the police, the driver intended to break through to the building. Judging by the inscriptions on the car body, the incident is linked to a political action either by opponents of the quarantine measures of the German government or by anti-globalization activists.
The police are investigating the driver's motives, and the incident is not yet considered a terrorist attack.