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Car Crashes Into Barriers At East Berlin Checkpoint

November 1, 1987

BERLIN (AP) _ An unidentified man rammed his car into barriers in East Berlin early Sunday after speeding through Checkpoint Charlie in West Berlin, police said.

The man - who had blood on his head from the crash - was taken from the eastern control checkpoint on a stretcher by East German border police, West Berlin police quoted observers as saying.

The man’s motives were unknown.

The East Berlin side of the checkpoint was closed for about an hour following the 2 a.m. crash, West Berlin police said.

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