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'No doubt' Berlin attack suspect shot dead - Italy minister

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 01:59

Italy's interior minister says that ''without any shadow of a doubt'' a man killed in a Milan shootout was the prime suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The suspect in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack was killed in a shootout in a suburb of the northern Italian city of Milan on Friday (December 23), Italy's interior minister said. Marco Minniti telling a news conference that the dead man is "without any shadow of a doubt, Anis Amri, the presumed suspect in the Berlin lorry attack." "During the course of normal police activity, a police patrol stopped a suspicious person in the area of Sesto San Giovanni in Milan at 3 o'clock this morning. When he was stopped the suspect immediately drew a gun and shot at police officers who asked him to show identification documents. The officer, Cristian Movio, immediately returned fire; fortunately Cristian Movio, was not badly shot. He is currently recovering in hospital but his life is not in danger. The state police reacted, and the person who attacked our officers was killed.'' A police source said earlier 24-year-old Amri was identified by fingerprints. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Berlin attack, in which a truck ploughed through a crowd of people and bulldozed wooden huts selling Christmas gifts and snacks. One of the 12 dead was the Polish driver from whom the truck had been hijacked. His body, stabbed and shot, was found in the cab. Police across Europe have been searching for the assailant since the attack on Monday (December 19).

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'No doubt' Berlin attack suspect shot dead - Italy minister

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 01:59