Breaking: German Authorities Release Suspect in Berlin Attack

Firefighters walk past ambulances after a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market and killed several people in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

What is going on in Germany? The man arrested for the attack on a Christmas Market was just released!

USA Today has the details:

BERLIN — German prosecutors said Tuesday the Pakistani national who was detained in connection with driving a truck into a Christmas market, killing 12 people, was released because of insufficient evidence, the Associated Press reported.

The man may not have been involved in the attack, Berlin’s police chief said earlier Tuesday.

“We haven’t been able to confirm it yet,” Klaus Kandt told reporters in Berlin, raising the prospect that a suspect could still be at large. The revelation came after Germany’s Die Welt newspaper claimed the “wrong man” was in custody.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday the deadly incident was an “assumed terror attack.” The truck smashed into crowds at a market of wooden huts and stands in front of Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church in central Berlin late Monday.

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The suspected driver fled the scene but was later detained. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said the suspect is from Pakistan and had applied for asylum in Germany.


Did they arrest the wrong man? Or did they really not have enough evidence to hold him? For his part the suspect denies any involvement. Either way this isn’t good. They’re already looking into a connection with a terror cell in the area, now they may not even know who the perpetrator really is. Get it together, Germany, 12 people died in this attack.


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