Berlin Police Arrest Wrong Man Following Truck Attack, Suspect May Still Be on the Run (UPDATED)

Despite making an arrest yesterday, local law enforcement is now saying that the person who was responsible for yesterday’s horrific attack on a German Christmas market might still be on the loose.

Twelve people were killed and approximately fifty more were injured yesterday after a truck driver plowed his vehicle into a crowd in Berlin. German police stated that two people were suspected of being inside of the truck’s cabin, and they told the media yesterday that one of them was killed while the other was taken into custody.

The arrested man was a 23-year-old Pakistani asylum-seeker, but according to reports picked up from German media, senior officials are saying that they might have arrested the wrong person, and the real attacker could still be out there somewhere. Police Chief Klaus Kandt warned the public to remain vigilant, and he said that the perpetrator might be armed since one of the attack victims had wounds that resembled a gunshot.

“We have the wrong man,” said Kandt. “The true perpetrator is still armed, at large and can cause fresh damage.”

Police believe that the attack was both deliberate and related to terrorism.

UPDATE: 1:12 A.M. ET: The man who was arrested yesterday has been released:

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