Man Killed Near Milan is Berlin Christmas Attack Suspect


Time: 12: 38 p.m. CEST

The suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack, Anis Amri died in a town near Milan after the shooting incident with an Italian police officer, the Italian state police announced on Twitter. The incident happened after 3:00 a.m. local time, after the police officer requested papers from a suspect. Then, he pulled a 22-caliber gun from a backpack and fired, the tweet says.

One policeman was injured in the fire, the Italian police explained. CNN.com reports that Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said, “the man shot was ‘without any doubt’ Berlin terror suspect Anis Amri,” during a news conference on Friday. Italy cooperates with Germany about the shooting. Twelve people died when a truck plunged into a Christmas market in Berlin. As the Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere explained earlier, “Amri’s fingerprints were found in the cabin of the truck.”

He was at large since Monday and European authorities offered up to 100.000 euros award (about $104.000) for his whereabouts.

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