Berlin Massacre: First picture of suspect released

Berlin Massacre: First picture of suspect released

This is the Tunisian asylum seeker who has become Europe’s most wanted terrorist after his ID was found under the seat in the lorry used to massacre 12 people at a Berlin Christmas market. Police today revealed they are hunting Anis Amri, 21, a refugee who came to Germany earlier this year. His paperwork was found in truck’s footwell.

  • ID belonging to Anis Amri, 21, who was born in Tataouine, Tunisia, in 1992, found in killer truck’s footwell
  • Officers have been to all hospitals because they believe Europe’s most wanted man could be badly injured
  • ISIS last night claimed responsibility for the attack on revellers, which killed 12 and injured at least 48
  • Driver steered at crowds – including children – along 80 metre stretch of pavement packed with stalls
  • Naved Baluch, 23, was blamed for carnage all because witnesses saw him commit a traffic offence
  • He had no blood on his clothes, no injuries, there was no DNA match to lorry and he denied being involved

He is probably armed, ‘highly dangerous’ and a member of a ‘large’ Islamic organisation and has weapons training abroad, security sources say. Amri, who was born in the desert town of Tataouine – a well-known ISIS stronghold close to the Libyan border – was apparently recently arrested for GBH but vanished before he could be charged.

The refugee has temporary permission to stay in the country but was due to face an asylum hearing. Police are believed to have found his blood in the truck’s cab and now assume that the suspect may be badly injured. Squads of officers have been to every hospital in Berlin and the surrounding state of Brandenburg. They also arrested another unnamed suspect in connection with the terror attack but have since ruled him out.

Police are believed to be focussing searches in North Rhine-Westphalia – the industrial region of Germany containing Cologne, Dortmund and Bonn, close to the border with Holland and Belgium.

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