Suspect Of Berlin Attack 'Still At Large' According To Reports

Suspect Of Berlin Attack 'Still At Large' According To Reports
Sean Reidy
Sean Reidy

20 Dec 2016

Reports emerging from Germany say the suspect arrested in relation to the attack on the Berlin market was not the actual perpetrator.

According to newspaper Die Welt, the police chief says they have got the wrong Pakistani man, while Sky News reports that police are "uncertain" if the male arrested was behind the attack.

Twelve people are confirmed to have died after a truck ploughed into crowds yesterday evening. You can read more about it here.

German sources say the main suspect is a 23-year Pakistani man, who came into the country 6 months ago.

Speaking in Germany today, Chancellor Angela Merkel says it will be terrible to learn if the person turns out to have been a genuine asylum seeker but also called for Germans to "unite" at this time.

More to follow.