LONDON (CBS NEWS) – The Tunisian man sought as the primary suspect in connection with the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market this week was killed early Friday morning by Italian police near Milan, Italy.READ MORE: Texas Officer Dies After Crash With 18-Wheeler While Responding To Emergency
Anis Amri, whose bid for asylum in Germany was rejected in July, became the subject of a massive manhunt on Thursday morning after authorities discovered his personal documents in the cab of the truck used in the Berlin attack, and his fingerprints on the door.
Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti said at a news conference that the incident began early Friday morning near the Sesto San Giovanni train station in Milan’s outskirts.READ MORE: Padel Players Try Out For US National Team In Dallas
Two police officers stopped the man presumed to be Amri, who was on foot, and asked to see his identification.
Amri then removed a handgun from a backpack and shot one of the officers in the shoulder before being fatally shot by the other officer, Minniti said. He added that Amri had been identified “without a shadow of a doubt.”Over 250 Guns Surrendered To DeSoto Police During Saturday Event
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