Suspect in Christmas market
attack in Berlin shot dead–report

December 24 2016 5:13 PM

The suspect in the deadly terrorist attack at a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany was shot dead by Italian police, according to CNN.

The report said that Italian police were dong their daily identity check when they encountered the suspect, Anis Amri.

Amri refused to show police his papers , pulled out a .22 caliber gun out of his backpack then started firing at them, the report said.

The driver of the police car returned fire, killing the 24-year-old suspect, the report said.

Milan police Chief Antonio De Iesu quoted Amri as saying,”Bastard cops,” before he was killed.

Police officer Christian Morio was also shot in the exchange and was now recovering in the hospital while his companion, officer Luca Scata, was unharmed.

Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti positively identified Amri as the suspect in the terrorist attack, in a press conference following his death.

“(He was Amri) without any doubt,” said Minniti as quoted in the report.

Before this, the police declared a manhunt operation against Amri and offered up to 100,000 euros (about $104,000) to anyone who would give information on his whereabouts.

READ: Manhunt on for suspect in Christmas market attack in Berlin; reward offered — report

Amri was responsible for the truck attack last Dec. 19 at a Christmas night market in Berlin which killed 12 people and injured 48 others.

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