Berlin attack suspect killed in shootout in Italy
MILAN, Italy — The Berlin Christmas market attack suspect Anis Amri has been killed in Milan, according to Italian state police.
“The person killed, without a shadow of a doubt, is Anis Amri, the suspect of the Berlin terrorist attack,” Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti told the Associated Press.
The suspect was killed in a shootout in Sesto San Giovanni — a town near Milan — just after 3 a.m. local time, Italian police announced in their Twitter feed.
Amri was reportedly stopped during a routine police check. When was asked for his papers, he pulled a .22 calibre gun out of his backpack and fired.
The driver of the police car returned fire, killing the suspect.
One of the officers, identified as Christian Movio, was shot in the shoulder and was rushed to surgery.
He is expected to be okay.
Twelve people were killed and dozens injured when a truck plowed into the busy market Monday.