Terrorist Who Fled Berlin (Germany) Christmas Market Killed Italy

by BREITBART NEWS December 23, 2016

A large truck has stormed through a Christmas market in the German capital of Berlin killing 12 people and injuring many others. A 23-year-old recent migrant has been released after police concluded he was not a suspect, and officers are now hunting a Tunisian immigrant.

UPDATE 10.25 GMT - Italian interior minister confirms suspect killed:

Last night at 3am in Milan during the usual routine control activities, a state police squad stopped someone who appeared to be a suspect. At the moment when he was stopped, the man without hesitating took out a pistol from his rucksack and shot the police officer that asked him for identification.

The other officer immediately responded. The person that attacked our patrol was killed. After a number of enquiries it has been determined without a shadow of a doubt that he is Anis Amri, the presumed suspect of a terrorist attack in Berlin.

The police officer who was shot is Christian Morio. Morio was hurt and is in hospital. He is recovering and is not in intensive care.

Allow me to thank all the security teams in our country. Italy must be really proud of them.

I'd like to thank them from the bottom of my heart. This was done in an atmosphere of cooperation and we were able to ensure a high level of security across the country. The fact that we were able to identify this person and neutralise him really means there is a system that is capable of functioning.

The operation is not finished. There are inquiries and we are working hand in hand with the legal system. We will not go into details because for obvious reasons this could lead to other developments. We are in communication with the German authorities.

These two officers were very young and rendered an extraordinary service to their community. I feel I can say to these two young officers that Italy is grateful to them.

UPDATE 9.44 GMT - Italy'AMSA Newswire reports:

The Berlin attacker Anis Amri is believed to have been shot dead in Milan, during a shootout with police at around 3am. According to preliminary information the man was stopped during a routine road check in Piazza I Maggio in Sesto San Giovanni. The suspect pulled out a gun and shot the agents who responded to the gunfire killing him.

According to police, the road block, in front of Sesto San Giovanni station, was put in place as part of normal traffic control. The man, who was on foot, was asked to show identificationallegedly pulled out a gun from his backpack, and he shot a policeman, hitting him in the shoulder. At that point, the agents returned fire, shooting the man, who has now died. The man, who had no documents with him, has not yet been identified and investigations into his identity is ongoing

UPDATE 9.30 GMT - Reuters claims Berlin suspect shot dead


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