comScore

German Police Searching for Tunisian Suspect in Connection to Truck Terror Attack on Market

German authorities are looking for a Tunisian man who they now believe was responsible for the terror attack that killed 12 people and injured almost 50 more earlier this week.

The urgency surrounding the carnage at a Christmas market in Berlin saw a major increase yesterday. Not only did German authorities release their initial suspect due to a lack of evidence connecting him to the crime, but also ISIS took credit for the devastation that took place at the market.

German media is now saying that police are pursuing Anis Amri after finding his asylum permit papers underneath the truck driver’s seat. Various reports have stated that Amri has a police record for previous violence and offenses, has a connection to pro-ISIS groups, is known to use false names, and is the subject of an investigation in North Rhine-Westphalia.

The Daily Mail says that this is Amri’s photograph.

UPDATE – 12:30 p.m. ET: Here’s a picture of the wanted posters that German authorities are putting up.

[Image via screengrab]

— —

>> Follow Ken Meyer (@KenMeyer91) on Twitter

Have a tip we should know? [email protected]

Filed Under:

Follow Mediaite: