Police in Germany say they are hunting a Tunisian asylum seeker after findig his ID under the seat in the truck which was turned into a weapon, to kill 12 people and injure many more at a Berlin Christmas market. It has also emerged that the suspect could be linked to the terror cell which shot dead tourists on a beach in Tunisia last year.
Detectives have released images of Anis Amri, 23, who is a refugee who has been in Germany for less than a year. They say they believe he is armed, dangerous and is a member of a larger terrorist organisation. It is understood that he received weapons training abroad before heading to Germany to unleash hell on innocent civilians who had been shopping at a festive market.
Amri is understood to have been in touch with a ring of leading Islamic ideologists. He is originally from Tatouine, which is a well known ISIS stronghold. It has also been revealed that he has previously been arrested on suspicion of causing Grievous Bodily Harm, but he disappeared before police charged him.
According to reports, he had a fake Italian passport when he was arrested, but was released before disappearing in December. He only had temporary permission to stay in Germany was was facing an asylum hearing to see if he would be deported. His Facebook profile reveals connections to Ansar al-Sharia, a Tunisian terror group reponsible for killed 39 tourists at a beach in Sousse.
Bizarrely, even though police have launched a huge international manhunt, the first images of him released in Germany had his eyes covered because of privacy laws. Police believe he could be seriously injured as they found blood in the cab of the lorry which they believe is is. Officers have been trawling every hospital in Berlin and the surrounding areas in case he has sought medical help, but with no luck so far.