Let’s hope they’ve got the right guy this time.
A new suspect in the deadly terror attack on a Christmas market in Berlin has been identified.
Law enforcement sources told CBS News that police are searching for Anis Amri, a native of Tunisia. The sources said Amri left personal documents in the truck that rammed into the market on Monday, killing 12 people and injuring nearly 50 others. German media outlets have identified the Tunisian man as an asylum seeker who was registered in the North Rhine-Westphalia in Western Germany.
In what appears to be the first big break since this investigation began, law enforcement sources said they found the suspect’s ID and asylum papers under the driver’s sea. Amri, believed to be 23 or 24 years old, was known to police. The suspect is probably armed, obviously dangerous, and the hunt is on to find him, reports CBS News correspondent Charlie D’Agata.
The killer remains on the loose, and it’s unclear how close German police are to catching the suspect or any accomplices. They’ve asked the public for help and said they have received 500 tips.
The hunt for the killer — or killers — took on an added urgency after ISIS claimed responsibility.
We are learning more about the first victim of the attack — Lukasz Urban, the 37-year-old Polish truck driver who was found dead in the cab of the truck by investigators. He had been shot and stabbed.
Ariel Zuwarski owns the trucking company Urban worked for. He said Urban drove a consignment of steel and arrived in Berlin at 7 a.m. on Monday. He was photographed in a diner at 2 p.m. That’s the last known image of Urban alive.
In order to halt the pending wave of Islamophobic backlash, a pixellated version of this terrorist’s image was posted:
— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) December 21, 2016
At least they have the other suspect, the vehicle, in custory:
— ABC News (@ABC) December 20, 2016
Killed by a truck. Unreal.
Here’s another good look at him:
— Gideon Böss (@GideonBoess) December 21, 2016