12 Dead as Truck Plows Through Berlin Christmas Market

GettyImages-630286102A large truck has stormed through a Christmas market in the German capital of Berlin killing 12 people and injuring many others. German press reports a 23-year old recent migrant has been arrested, and United States President-elect Donald Trump has called the attack part of a “global jihad”.

UPDATE 13:00 GMT — Claims that German police aren’t sure they arrested the right guy German media sources reported this morning police had arrested a 23 year old Pakistani male and were treating him as their prime suspect. Now Germany’s Welt reports there is some doubt they have the right man, citing unnamed “high ranking security” sources. This source told the paper: “We have the wrong man… the real culprit is still armed and at large, and can cause more damage”. Despite the alarming claim, which was made as Berlin’s chief of police and other senior law-enforcement officials sat in a press conference at lunchtime today, the chief made no mention of these concerns. He remarked: “Investigation are still ongoing. We are comparing the DNA of the possible culprit to samples taken from the driver’s cab, but that isn’t finished yet… we are still searching the lorry for clues we can use”… [read more]