This security breach is being taken seriously by German authorities and is under investigation. The individual who joined the VIP convoy and hugged Chancellor Angela Merkel has not yet been identified, but authorities are attempting to do so and determine if they posed a security threat. The German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) is reportedly involved in the investigation.
The security breach is especially concerning given the increased terrorist threat in Germany, as it could have been used to target the Chancellor. Steps have been taken to increase security around Merkel in the wake of this incident.
It is unclear if the individual who breached the secure convoy was part of a larger organized group. German authorities are continuing to look into the matter to ensure the safety of the Chancellor and other VIPs.