Germany releases Tunisian suspect in Berlin truck attack

By REUTERS
December 29, 2016 16:31

KARLSRUHE, Germany - German authorities have released a Tunisian man detained on suspicion of involvement in the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market last week that killed 12 people, a spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor's office said on Thursday.

"Further investigation has shown that the arrested person was not the possible contact person of Anis Amri and therefore he was released," Frauke Koehler said, referring to the man believed to have hijacked the truck and ploughed it into crowds at a Christmas market in the capital last week.

Investigators found the mobile phone number of the released 40-year-old Tunisian stored in the phone of Amri.


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