Suspect In Berlin Attack Killed in Italy

By Jun Pasaylo Dec 23, 2016 09:43 AM EST
Berlin Attack
Heavily-armed police walk through the reopened Breitscheidplatz Christmas market where three days ago a truck plowed into the market, killed 12 people and injured dozens in a terrorist attack on December 22, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. The Breidscheidplatz Christmas market is reopening today, though its small amusement rides and bright lights displays will remain shut off in a sign of continuing mourning for the attack victims. Meanwhile police have launched a European-wide manhunt for Anis Amri, a 24-year-old Tunisian man they suspect of having driven the truck.

The suspect of the deadly attack on Berlin market was killed in a police shootout in Milan, Italy. Identified as Anis Amri, he refused to cooperate with local police after he was pulled over and was asked for identification. 

Two Italian police officers flagged down Amri some 675 miles from Berlin, Germany. When asked for identification, he instead pulled a .22 caliber pistol and fired at the cops hitting one of them. The unhurt cop fired back killing Amri instantly. 

German investigators are currently en route to Italy to verify the identity of the suspect. But Italian Interior Minister Marco Manniti confirmed his identity after his fingerprints match those taken from the vehicle he hijacked and turned into a tool of terror.

Authorities have been tracking Amri for three days who escaped the crime scene in Berlin leaving 12 people dead and 50 others were injured. German police have launched a European-wide search for Amri while offering a $105,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. Amri has at least six different names and three nationalities, giving him a seamless access to travel across Europe.

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