Germany after the market attack: 'free, together, and open'
Дек 23 2016 by Desiree Burns
The main suspect in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack was killed in a shoot-out in a suburb of the northern Italian city of Milan on Friday, local officials said.
Despite being Europe's most wanted man for most of the last week, the 24-year old Tunisian appears to have crossed two global borders without being stopped.
Berlin police have said the incident was "probably a terror attack", though they have not confirmed it yet.
Marco Minniti said after the shootout all the necessary checks were conducted and that "the person killed, without a shadow of a doubt, is Anis Amri, the suspect of the terrorist attack".
Twelve people were killed and 48 injured when a truck plowed into a popular Berlin market Monday evening in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.
"One of the victims was shot", said Karl Heinz Schroeter, interior minister of neighbouring Brandenburg state, without specifying whether this victim was the registered driver of the truck.
Germany should once again review and reshape its policy towards migrants and refugees in light of the attack at a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, says Horst Seehofer, Bavarian prime minister and ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel. "I think citizens wouldn't accept it if we simply returned to the political order of the day".
The source said Amri had been arrested several times in Tunisia for alleged drug use.
"This would be particularly sickening for the many, many Germans who work to help refugees every day and for the many people who really need our help and are making an effort to integrate in our country", she said.
The police believethe suspect was injured in the attack and are scouring German hospitals to find him.
This morning, a sighting was also reported in Eternitten in Aalborg, Denmark, with people warned not to approach him. However, the prosecutors' office said that these investigations had produced no evidence to back up the accusations and as a result, there was "no basis for prolonging the order for surveillance measures" which were then terminated in September. German officials have issued a wanted notice for the 24-year-old and offered a reward of up to 100,000 euros ($104,000) for information leading to his arrest. Critics have already tried to reason in the past that doing so would lead more terrorist activity into Germany, and there's concern that the Berlin attack may give this argument credibility.
CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata reported Thursday that investigators trying to piece together his past had determined that Amri crossed into Germany in July 2015.
The Berlin attack comes at a delicate time for Chancellor Angela Merkel who is running for a fourth term in 2017 but has faced strong criticism over her decision a year ago to open the country's borders to refugees. He had also operated under Egyptian and Lebanese citizenship.
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