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German Christmas market suspect was migrant from Pakistan, known to police - source
December 20, 2016 / 10:37 AM / a year ago

German Christmas market suspect was migrant from Pakistan, known to police - source

BERLIN (Reuters) - The suspected driver of a truck that ploughed into a Berlin Christmas market and killed 12 people on Monday was a 23-year old migrant from Pakistan, a German security source told Reuters on Tuesday.

Police stand in front of the truck which ploughed last night into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2016. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

The suspect arrived in Germany in February, was known to police for minor offences and used several names, said the source. He was staying at a refugee hostel in the building of what used to be Tempelhof airport, added the source.

Reporting by Sabine Siebold; Writing by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Paul Carrel

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