Berlin Attack Suspect Killed In Shootout In Milan: Real-Time Updates
Anis Amri, the man believed to be behind the Christmas market in Berlin was killed in a shootout in Milan, Italy’s Interior Minister Marco Minniti said at a press conference in Rome.
Italy’s Interior Minister Marco Minniti said during a press conference that Anis Amri was stopped on foot by police patrols at around 3 a.m. during a routine check in the Sesto San Giovanni neighborhood.
Italian police say that when stopped, Amri – who was walking by himself after arriving from France – pulled a 22 caliber gun from his backpack, shouted “God is greatest” in Arabic and opened fire, injuring an officer. A second policeman with only nine months’ service returned fire, killing him, they add.
“Without any doubt the person killed is Anis Amri, the man suspected in the Berlin terrorist attack,” Minniti said.