22 Dec 2016

Prime suspect named in Berlin truck attack

From Morning Report, 7:20 am on 22 December 2016

Tunisian man Anis Amri has been named as the prime suspect in the Berlin truck attack.

Tunisian suspect Anis Amri.

Tunisian suspect Anis Amri. Photo: AFP

A manhunt is now underway across Europe.

Identification papers of 24-year-old were found in the cab of the truck that ploughed into a Christmas market on Monday.

Twelve people died and almost 50 were injured in the attack.

Police say Amri could be armed and dangerous, and security in Berlin has been increased.

A $150,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Amri's arrest.

A policeman walks at the Christmas market near the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church), the day after a terror attack, in central Berlin, on December 20

A policeman walks at the Christmas market near the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church), the day after a terror attack, in central Berlin, on December 20 Photo: AFP