Police guard the market after the incident. Photo via AP

The Associated Press is reporting that nine people have died and at least 50 were wounded Monday night when a truck crashed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin.

The attacker is said to be on the run, Reuters reports.

Reuters reports that local German media are speculating that the incident looks like a terrorist attack. A terrorist attack carried out by a Tunisian citizen driving a truck killed 84 people on Bastille Day this year. The driver, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was then shot dead by police.

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This is the second high-profile terrorist attack today: the Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot dead in Ankara this morning while attending an art gallery. Everything is terrible, and getting worse.

This is a breaking news post and will be updated.