Italy police say had no idea Berlin truck attacker was in Milan

By REUTERS
December 23, 2016 14:39

MILAN - The Milan policemen who shot dead the suspect in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack were carrying out a routine patrol and had no information that he was in Milan, the city's police chief said on Friday.

The suspect, Tunisian Anis Amri, was shot at around 3 a.m. by two officers who spotted him standing near a train station in a Milan suburb.

"We had no intelligence that he could be in Milan," police chief Antonio De Iesu said at a news conference. "They had no perception that it could be him otherwise they would have been much more cautious."


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