Anis Amri, the Tunisian suspect in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack, was killed during a shootout with police Friday outside Milan, Italy’s interior minister confirmed.
Amri was stopped by a routine patrol early Friday morning. He reached for his gun and opened fire before getting fatally shot by police. One officer was slightly injured.
German police launched a Europe-wide manhunt Wednesday after identifying Amri as the new suspect. Identity documents and fingerprints were obtained from the truck.
Amri applied for asylum in Italy in 2011. He spent four years in jail after threatening and hurting his peers and eventually attempting to set fire to his school.
Amri then moved to Germany where he had his asylum application rejected. Germany failed to deport him after Tunisia refused to confirm his identity. (RELATED: Berlin Attacker Had Every Red Flag Known To Intel Agencies)
Twelve people were killed and 48 injured in the attack. A new video released Thursday shows Amri as he approaches the Christmas market in the black truck.
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