Berlin attack: USD 104k award announced on Tunisian suspect

| Updated: Dec 22, 2016 17:00 IST

New York [USA], Dec. 22 (ANI): The German Police has offered a reward of up to 1,00,000 euros ( about USD 104,000) for information about the whereabouts of a 24-year-old Tunisia native in connection with the Christmas market attack in Berlin. Anis Amri is being sought in Monday's truck attack, which left 12 people dead and 48 injured at Breitsheidplatz, reports CNN. According to the German authorities Amri may be "violent and armed" and had been in contact with radical Islamist groups. "If you see this person that we are seeking, inform the police. Please do not put yourself in danger because this person could be violent and armed!" said a wanted notice issued on Wednesday by the German federal prosecutor's office. Before Amri was publicly named, Ralf Jaeger, Interior Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, has said the suspect was known to German security services as someone in contact with radical Islamist groups and had been assessed as posing a risk. A German security official said the suspect had been arrested in August with forged documents in the southern German town of Friedrichshafen, on his way to Italy, but a judge released him. The suspect also came onto the radar of German police because he was looking for a gun, the official said. His asylum request was refused this year and deportation was attempted. (ANI)