Berlin attack suspect dead: Recap after Anis Amri shot by police in Milan
The Tunisian national, 24, is suspected of driving a truck into a packed Christmas market on Monday, killing 12 people and injuring 48
The Berlin truck attack suspect was shot dead by police in Milan this morning.
Anis Amri, 24, pulled out a gun after being stopped by cops at 3am local time and was killed in a shootout, officials say.
The Tunisian national was suspected of driving a truck into a packed Christmas market on Monday, killing 12 people and injuring 48.
There is “absolutely no doubt” that the man gunned down by officers today was Amri, Italian interior minister Marco Minniti said at a news conference.
“It hurts so much” – Amri’s mum
Read this and tell us if you ever seen worse BS-reporting:
Amri’s grieving mum has said the news of her son’s death ‘hurts so much’.
Nour El Houda Hassani spoke to Deutsche Welle reporters from her Tunisia home following the shootout.
According to the BBC, she said: “Why was he not sentenced? Why was he not arrested?
“It hurts so much. How could such a thing happen? I feel so bad for the innocents and also for my son.”
Ms Hassani had previously described how poverty drove Amri to steal and to travel illegally to Europe.
“Poverty” drove him to scream ‘allahuakbar’ and kill people? Not.
Speaking before the 24-year-old was shot dead, she said: “I want the truth to be revealed about my son.
“If he is the perpetrator of the attack, let him assume his responsibilities and I’ll renounce him before God.
“If he didn’t do anything, I want my son’s rights to be restored.”
Nigel Farage has tweeted about the shootout.
The former Ukip leader wrote: “If the man shot in Milan is the Berlin killer, then the Schengen Area is proven to be a risk to public safety. It must go.”