Berlin Market Attacker Shot Dead in Italy
Berlin Market Attacker Shot Dead in Italy

Berlin Market Attacker Shot Dead in Italy

Berlin Market Attacker Shot Dead in Italy

The Berlin Christmas market truck attacker was killed in a pre-dawn shootout with police in a suburb of the northern Italian city of Milan on Friday, Italy's interior minister said.
"The man killed was without a shadow of doubt Anis Amri," Marco Minniti said, referring to the 24-year-old Tunisian who is suspected of driving the truck that smashed through a Berlin market on Monday and killing 12 people.
Minniti told reporters that Amri was stopped by two policemen at around 3 a.m. in front of the Sesto San Giovanni train station, north of Milan, Reuters reported.
When he was asked for his identification papers, Amri pulled a gun and shot one of the two policemen, lightly wounding him in the shoulder. He in turn was shot dead by the police.
"These two extraordinary, extremely young men, simply by doing their duty, have done an extraordinary service to our community," Minniti said. One of the two policemen had only just started service and was on his trial period.
A judicial source told Reuters that police had a tipoff that Amri might be in the Milan area and that additional patrols had been sent out to look for him.
A rail ticket found on Amri's body indicated he had traveled by high speed train from France to the northern Italian city of Turin, the source said.  Amri then caught a regional train to the Milan suburbs.
Minniti gave very few details of the police operation, saying investigations were still in progress. He added that there could be "future developments".

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