The suspect in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack was killed in a pre-dawn shoot-out with police in a suburb of the northern Italian city of Milan on Friday, Italy’s interior minister said. “The man killed was without a shadow of doubt Anis Amri,” Marco Minniti said, referring to the 24-year-old Tunisian who is suspected of driving the truck that smashed through a Berlin market on Monday killing 12 people. (Reuters)
Amri’s father also revealed he spent four years in an Italian jail after burning down a migrant reception centre, reports The Times.
While in the Italian prison in Sicily, the Tunisian suspect threatened one of his fellow prisoner of Christian religion: “You are Christian and I cut you head off,” Repubblica reports. Italian authorities reported his dangerous behaviour to the European Schengen Information System after other threats against prisoners and many signs of Islamic radicalizations.