Berlin Police Says It Arrested "The Wrong Man": Truck Attacker Is "Armed, Still At Large"

Tyler Durden's picture

In the latest gaffe for German authorities, one which could further impact Merkel adversely if confirmed - something the Euro confirmed when it just tumbled to fresh 13 years lows -  moments ago Die Welt reported that according to German police, the man from Pakistan who was arrested as a suspect in the attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people on Monday was not the actual perpetrator.

Police in the German capital questioned a suspect arrested near the scene who they believed was the driver of the truck that rammed into crowds on a square in the heart of west Berlin. The individual denied any involvement and the investigation by Germany’s federal prosecutor, who steps in on terror cases or other major crimes targeting state security, is ongoing, according to Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere

"We have the wrong man," said a senior police chief. "And therefore a new situation. The true perpetrator is still armed, at large and can cause fresh damage," the paper quoted the source as saying.

The source said that all police and special forces units in Berlin have been informed and put on high alert.

Police urged Berlin residents "not to follow dangerous developments on your own," asking them to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement officers.

Shortly after, Berlin police chief Klaus Kandt admitted the mistake, saying the suspect apprehended in truck attack on Berlin Christmas market may not have been the driver.  “It’s not yet certain whether this is really the driver,” Kandt tells reporters in Berlin Kandt says if suspect isn’t implicated, police will pursue an assailant “who might still be at large.”

Peter Frank, Germany’s chief federal prosecutor, echoed doubts voiced earlier by police that the suspect arrested for Monday’s attack was the man responsible. Speaking to reporters in Berlin, he said that while no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack that killed 12 people, “we have to assume that this has a terrorist background.”

“This is reminiscent of the attack in Nice,” he said. “Another reason is the prominent and symbolic target of a Christmas market and the modus operandi, which reflects previous calls to action by jihadist groups.”

Bloomberg adds that the prospect of a terrorist suspect still at large puts further pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel to do more to guarantee the German public’s security. As reported earlier, in a nationally televised statement in Berlin earlier Tuesday, Merkel said that people across Germany were mourning after the “horrific and unimaginable” deaths and injuries sustained, and pledged to use the full force of German law to bring the perpetrators to justice.

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SomethingSomethingDarkSide's picture

A truck driver has dismantled modern policing in Europe.  Euro.  Fags.

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

dey arresstid da ferst paki dey saw? Dats rayciss

BennyBoy's picture


Translating the German police report:


Nemontel's picture

It will be a Muslim in the end anyways. This is Merkels Christmas present to Germany.

StackShinyStuff's picture

What was the required voltage to find this out?

Urban Redneck's picture

Watts.  (Volts x Amps = Watts)

Car batteries are almost always 12V.  You can string them together in parallel (increase amps) or series (increase volts) while you're stringing up your interrogation suspect...  But you would have to string a whole bunch of them together to match the pain and lethality of a simple 500lb 2V stationary battery (about 8000 amps).

USisCorrupt's picture

Rudy Giuliani BLOWS Pizzagate WIDE OPEN, Today dec 20th !

This is HUGE!

MisterMousePotato's picture

"The source said that all police and special forces units in Berlin have been informed and put on high alert."

Oh, whew! We're saved.

Urban Redneck's picture

So the peanut gallery has an expressed preference for drug dealing crack ho ghetto maffs lessons, but correcting the basic electrical science of electro torture transgresses the delicate lines of SJW sensibilities.  What are you all doing in Fight Club?  If the shit ever actually hits the fan 7-11 might not be open 24 hours, in which case the knowledge of how to connect any available battery inputs to create a needed electrical output could save your life, or at least allow ET to phone home, since with some simple scraps of metal conductor and ubiquitous AA and/or AAA batteries you too can make a ghetto fab Obamaphone.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Nemontel Dec 20, 2016 8:35 AM

3 attacks in one day, mossad/cia op.

bring in the patsies

TeamDepends's picture

Yep, the Russian ambassador shooting looks 100% staged.

CuttingEdge's picture


Jihad standards are slipping - what's the world coming to when you cannot guarantee a raghead suicide at the scene?

One dunecoon goatfucker has come to the realisation that seventy two vestals in the afterlife ain't all it's cracked up to be.

Which makes things all the harder for the good guys...

Luc X. Ifer's picture

What the fuck was the paki's busines close to the truck, was he video'ing for the records of ISIL?

Publius Maximus's picture

He wasn't necessarily close to the truck but certainly close to the Christmas market - as pickpockets usually are.

Apart from that he apparently has a history of sexual harrassment... (I doubt he has harassed the truck)

Luc X. Ifer's picture

What the fuck was the paki's busines close to the truck, was he video'ing for the records of ISIL?

Mountainview's picture

Minimal security present. No road blocks- has to be considered negligent after Nice events...almost an invitation for IS activists... Be careful!

monk27's picture

German authorities look pretty incompetent (read stupid) at this point. Dumbing down seems to have worked way faster in Europe than over here (in the good ole US of A)...

Resistance Is Hope's picture

I dunno man, have you talked to the average US citizen lately? We can't be too far behind...

gladih8r's picture

Did they search Merkel's house? 

Surely a muzzie like that could easily find a safe haven at her place.

Omen IV's picture

whats the bet that Merkel's Cops find a white guy as the Perp for publicity purposes then shoot him - dead men tell no tales

Whoa Dammit's picture

The guy they arrested said he didn't do nuffin. So that's good enough for the PC crowd.

A few years ago ir would have been easy to Find The Muzzie. Now its more like Where's Muhammado, the modern day version of Where's Waldo.

CheapBastard's picture

They grabbed the Paki with the 7-11 jacket on...wrong guy. The German police have been so dumbed down they can't even catch a blatant tearrist!

walküre's picture

the guy was at the scene and ran through the woods, followed by an eye witness

this is a group effort

Polish driver wasn't held up and killed by just one guy

also the truck had to be driven across town from the site where they offloaded

booboo's picture

The whole investigation hinges on the polish guy, keep slapping him until he talks, it could take awhile though.

Son of Loki's picture

The average hard wporking German does NOT want this Merkel marxist takeover of swamping the nation with cheap labor, terrorists and violent. However, Merkel and her Gang are still in control so unless and until they people displace them one way or another, this folly will continue.

If Trump had not been elected, this same thing would be happening in the USA. Obama already flooed the nation with over 30 million illegals from mexico and we have no idea how many terrorists from the MENA.

Check out that yootoob video of Tucker Carlson and Ann Coulter. They describe the issues clearly and accurately. It's 59 minutes long but worth it.

l8apex's picture

Are you sure that the 'average hard working German doesn't want this"?  Then how the hell did she not just get voted in, but in subsequent elections, get enough votes again?  

Did she accomplish the US Democrat's vision of "so many immigrants in-country that we'll never lose another vote" goal in Germany?


Volaille de Bresse's picture

"the guy was at the scene and ran through the woods, followed by an eye witness

this is a group effort"


Yeah a team did this.

Remember that after the Bataclan slaughter the remaining members of the commando retreated to the muzzie-land part of the Paris suburb and planned another string of suicide attacks. So if I were in Berlin I'd expect another shitstorm before Saturday.

TeamDepends's picture

Free Apu Nahasapimapetalan!

HockeyFool's picture

He was probably a white Trump supporter

OverTheHedge's picture

"The temporary arrested suspect denies the offense. " Damn, he MUST be innocent, then.

Therefore we will let him go?

Do all Germans think a little too literally? (Is that racist? Am I allowed to say that? Sorry if it is out of order - I get confused with the whole race thing, especially with the Uber Race)

canisdirus's picture

They're clearly a pretty violent group, I mean look at all the protests and the clashes daily between white supporters and the protesters.

Oh, right, there haven't been any.

Offthebeach's picture

A high, senior German Security Authority, contacted at his vacation/retirement ranch in Arizona, said that the true, deaper motives may never be known, and that due to fears, security must be increased in, and for, Germanys new Muslim immigrants and their communities.

Budgets must be doubled, or more, to enact programs that target hate and microagressions that instigated these events, resulting in "damage".

Individuals, groups and the civilian sheeple must be re-education. Some might require compelled courses at secure facilities.


( just writing tomorrows news today....)

Dolus's picture

They said he denied involvement. They have to let him go he said he swore it.

Chupacabra-322's picture

Suspect: "I know nutzing."

German Police: "We know nutzing."

Hogan Hero fuck ups.

Kidbuck's picture

Sure could use a little racial profiling. Cheap, effective, and it hurts the feelings of all the right people.


south40_dreams's picture

Merkel should be drawn and quartered

gregga777's picture

Another false flag attack. The real "perpetrator", probably a German Special Forces or BND operator, was allowed to "escape". The 'tell' is that false flag attacks NEVER target the rich and powerful or the political parasites. Or, as happened in America on 9/11/2001, they all stay home sick on the day of the scheduled false flag attack. False flag attacks are always staged far, far away from where any of the rich and important people and political parasites live so that it won't matter if anyone is 'accidentally' killed. How much longer are People going to put up with their own governments attacking them with these obvious staged false flag attacks?

Blackfox's picture

Yes I wonder if they are going to delete all the CCTV footage like they did in Nice lol.

Oh and the shooting of the Russian in Turkey was fake as fuck as well.

For you who love the number severn (christine lagarde IMF) Yesterday was the 77th day after the start of the year 5777 in Judaism.

jeff montanye's picture

the images from turkey were remarkably well focused and steady.  i don't think i could hold a camera that well on an assassin while, you know, he was assassinating, even if i knew how.

i sure hope we get some suits against the saudis once trump's in office to start the ball rolling.  

we are not convinced. 


canisdirus's picture

They were news cameras on tripods. Nobody had to hold them. However, it really did look completely staged. Like a scene from a movie, and they should have multiple angles of all the events.

The only oddball one was the video from eye level behind and to the left of the podium. What was that about?