German police searching for Tunisian man after finding ID in truck used in Berlin market attack

Published December 21st, 2016 - 03:00 GMT
Policemen stand guard on December 21, 2016 near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, close to the site where a truck crashed into a Christmas market two days before. (AFP/Clemens Bilan)
Policemen stand guard on December 21, 2016 near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, close to the site where a truck crashed into a Christmas market two days before. (AFP/Clemens Bilan)

German police are looking for a Tunisian man after finding identity documents in the driver’s seat of the truck which ploughed into a Christmas market on Monday evening, local media reported.

Der Spiegel magazine said the document was in the name of Anis A, born in Tataouine in 1992. The man is also believed to use false names.

German police launched a manhunt after releasing their only suspect in the Berlin truck attack. The authorities said there was insufficient evidence to hold him.

The Chief Federal Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement it had been unable to prove that the suspect had been in the cabin of the truck at the time of the attack and said he had denied any involvement.


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