Police finds fingerprints of Tunisian suspect on truck door

| Updated: Dec 23, 2016 00:19 IST

Berlin [Germany], Dec. 22 (ANI): German Police have found Tunisian suspect Anis Amri's fingerprints on the door of the truck that ploughed into a Christmas market in Berlin killing 12 people and injuring dozens other, reports local media. An identity document in the name of Anis Amri, born in Tataouine in 1992, was reportedly found by the police yesterday under the driver's seat of a vehicle and was believed to use different names. The Berlin Christmas market reopened on Thursday after being struck by a deadly truck rampage three days ago, the organisers said. The Berlin Association of Market Vendors said it was not an easy decision to reopen the market. "We are still stunned and deeply shocked. Our thoughts are with the injured, the dead and their families," the association's chairman Michael Roden said. Meanwhile, German Police has offered a reward of upto 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. 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)
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