Report: Germany Identified Berlin Truck Attacker as a Threat Last February
The Tunisian man who plowed a truck through a crowded Christmas market in Berlin last month was identified as a threat by German authorities in February of last year.
German investigators classified Anis Amri as a danger after receiving evidence in early February 2016 that he had been in contact with suspected Islamic State jihadists and had offered to serve as a suicide bomber on behalf of the terrorist group, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported, according to Reuters. Authorities ultimately decided Amri was unlikely to carry out an attack.
Amri was shot dead by police in Milan four days after he drove a truck through the Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 people. – READ MORE