German Police May Have Arrested Wrong Suspect Over Berlin Attack: Reports

By Sara SjolinMarketsMarketWatch Pulse

The person behind Monday's deadly truck attack in Berlin may still be at large, with German police saying they may have arrested the wrong suspect. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Berlin authorities said they were unable to confirm that the driver of the truck that plowed into a Christmas market in the capital on Monday is the 23-year-old asylum seeker they have in custody. An unnamed police source told German newspaper Die Welt that they "have the wrong man," which means "the real culprit is still armed and can commit further atrocities." Twelve people were killed and about 50 injured when the truck barreled through a Christmas market in a popular tourist spot in the German capital.

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