BERLIN — The Tunisian national sought in connection with the Berlin truck attack that killed 12 people and injured dozens has been shot dead in Italy, according to Italy’s interior minister.
Interior Minister Marco Minniti told a news conference that a man killed in a shootout with police in Milan is “without a shadow of doubt” the attacker, Anis Amri. German authorities said their Italian counterparts informed them of the development, which had not been officially confirmed by the Germans.
The Italian news agency ANSA reported that Amri was stopped during a routine police check at around 3 a.m. local time and was asked to show his identity documents. He allegedly pulled a gun from his backpack and shot an officer in the shoulder. The other officer shot and killed Amri, Minniti said. He said the wounded officer’s condition was not life-threatening.
Danish police tweeted earlier Friday that a man fitting Amri’s description was seen in Aalborg, a city in northern Denmark.