On 19 August 2020, prosecutors announced that multiple traffic collisions in southern Berlin caused by one motorist the previous day were being treated as a terrorist attack. During the evening of 18 August, a vehicle collided with at least six vehicles in three separate locations along a portion of the A100 beltway in southern Berlin. According to reports, the suspect appeared to shout an Islamist slogan after one collision and claimed to be carrying explosives as a warning to keep away following another. Authorities responded to the scene and took the man in custody without confrontation; no explosive material was recovered. It remains unknown if the suspect is affiliated with or inspired by any militant groups. The crashes prompted officials to temporarily shut down a portion of the roadway, causing significant traffic disruptions through the evening. At least six people were injured, one of whom suffered life-threatening injuries.