Berlin Attack Suspect Killed In Shootout In Milan: Real-Time Updates

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Anis Amri, the man believed to be behind the Christmas market in Berlin was killed in a shootout in Milan, Italy's Interior Minister Marco Minniti said at a press conference in Rome.

Italy's Interior Minister Marco Minniti said during a press conference that Anis Amri was stopped on foot by police patrols at around 3 a.m. during a routine check in the Sesto San Giovanni neighborhood.

A body lies on the ground shortly after the shoot-out in Milan

The location of the shootout outside the Sesto San Giovanni train station is shown in the BBC map below:

Italian police say that when stopped, Amri - who was walking by himself after arriving from France - pulled a 22 caliber gun from his backpack, shouted "God is greatest" in Arabic and opened fire, injuring an officer. A second policeman with only nine months' service returned fire, killing him, they add.

"Without any doubt the person killed is Anis Amri, the man suspected in the Berlin terrorist attack," Minniti said.

Taking a sideways jab at Merkel and her inability to capture Amri, Minniti praised the officers involved, saying: "As soon as this person entered our country he was the most wanted man in Europe and we immediately identified him and neutralised him and this means our security is working really well."

One police officer was injured, but his injuries are not life-threatening, according to tweets from the police.

Below is a scene from Milan following Amri's deadly shootout with police:

German newspapers have been quick to report the news about the killing of Ansi Amri with a sense of relief. The country's biggest newspaper Bild is leading on it's website with the headline: Es ist Vorbei! (It's over!) People in Germany had been living with the fear that the suspect in the Berlin attack was still at large and could strike again. Over the days following the attack, Christmas markets in the centre of the city have been free of the large crowds that usually gather throughout the festive season.

Earlier on Friday, Italian authorities said Amri was killed in a shootout with police in Milan on Thursday night. A short video posted on the website of Italian magazine Panorama suggested the shooting happened before dawn, with police gathered around a cordoned-off area in the dark.

As some commentators note, before being shot dead, Anis Amri left Berlin for France, and then Milan, having started in Italy, which may sound the death knell for EU freedom of movement.

Conflicting news reports previously suggested the opposite. The German Police claimed that the suspect was hiding in Berlin. On Thursday, RBB released CCTV footage showing him at a local mosque one day after the attack. The police said Amri was injured, and therefore would not risk travelling too far.

German federal police had issued a rare international wanted notice for Mr. Amri—who arrived in Germany last year after time in an Italian prison—and offered a €100,000 ($104,000) reward, warning that he could be armed and dangerous. German authorities have come under criticism over accusations they failed to stop Mr. Amri, a 24-year-old asylum seeker, despite being aware of his radicalization.

As the WSJ adds, since the Monday attack, German security and judicial officials have said they had known about the potential risks he posed for about a year, had put him under surveillance and even detained him briefly, but failed to deport him and later lost track of him. The extent of authorities’ prior knowledge and growing concern about the danger Mr. Amri posed was made even more apparent on Thursday when a senior U.S. official said Germany had notified the U.S. about him. U.S. authorities then added his name to a terrorism watch list.

German officials in November provided more information and U.S. officials decided to put Mr. Amri’s name on a no-fly list, an indication that they believed he posed a more significant threat than they previously thought, the official said.

With Amri's permanent silencing, any chance of a prompt discovery what the alleged killer's motives and connections, has been taken away.

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6:23 ET:

Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has told a news conference that he called German Chancellor Angela Merkel to tell her that Anis Amri had been killed. Mr Gentiloni said it underlined the importance of increased collaboration at national and international levels. Mrs Merkel's spokeswoman earlier declined to comment until written confirmation had arrived from Rome.

6:40 ET:

A German government spokeswoman says Chancellor Angela Merkel will speak by phone to the Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi later on Friday. The deportation of rejected asylum seekers will be discussed, Reuters reports. Tunisian-born Amri was facing deportation in June this year, but remained in Germany because of a delay in receiving paperwork from Tunisia. 

6:48 ET:

Berlin police have thanked their Italian colleagues over Twitter, writing first in Italian and then following in German with: "Thank you for the support and get well soon to the injured colleague".

6:50 ET:

How did Amri get to Italy after the attack?  Railway tickets found on Amri's body showed he had travelled from Chambery in south-eastern France to Turin and then on to Milan, Italy's Ansa news agency says. Police had stepped up patrols in Milan following a tip off that Amri might be in the area, judicial sources quoted by Reuters say.

Amri's ability to make such a journey undetected across multiple countries is bound to raise questions about security failures in Europe and whether open borders within the Schengen area are allowing extremists to move about freely.


6:54 ET:

German interior minister said that: 'We are relieved this person doesn't pose a threat anymore.'  German Interior Ministry spokesman Tobias Plate has voiced his department's relief that the suspect in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack appears to have been killed in Italy. After Italy's interior minister, Marco Minniti, said Anis Amri had been shot in an early-hours shootout in Milan, Plate said "should this turn out to be true then the Interior Ministry is relieved that this person doesn't pose a threat anymore."

Plate said Germany had not yet received official written notification from Italy but that a German police liaison office in Rome had been informed.

Foreign ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer said Berlin was "grateful to the Italian authorities for the very close cooperation based on trust". "Our colleagues at the consulate in Milan were informed in a very timely way," he told the same news briefing.

A spokeswoman for Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ulrike Demmer, declined to comment until the written confirmation had arrived from Rome. "I ask you for a bit of patience," she said.

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7:15 ET:

BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner has told the News Channel that the encounter with Anis Amri was "probably more than luck". "Italy was on alert for this guy, he had spent four years in Italy mostly in jail, and he was known already to the Italian authorities," he said.  "There was a degree of international co-operation here. "He probably made a mistake going back to Italy, he would have been probably trying to hide himself in the suburbs or indeed trying to get himself over to Syria. "It could have been luck but I suspect it was more of a tip-off."

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7:20 ET

The new Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni has praised the two young officers involved in the shoot-out. "Italy is proud of its security forces," he was quoted as saying by La Stampa website.  "We're especially grateful to the young officer on probation Cristian Movio, who was wounded, and to his colleague Luca Scata. The  officers demonstrated outstanding courage and professionalism."

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7:26 ET

The BBC reports that Anis Amri's mother has hit out at European authorities following the shooting of her son in Milan. “The security people in Italy and Germany are also partly responsible,” Nour El Houda Hassani said in an interview with German newspaper Deutsche Welle from her home in Tunisia. 

"They had already caught him two or three times [before the Berlin attack]. Why did they not send him back to Tunisia? Why was he not sentenced? Why was he not arrested?"

She added: “It hurts so much. How could such a thing happen? I feel so bad for the innocents and also for my son."

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7:28 ET

The Polizia di Stato have tweeted a picture of injured officer Cristian Movio's uniform with a bullet hole:

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7:45 ET

The investigation will go on: German federal public prosecutor Peter Frank says that although Berlin attack suspect Anis Amri was shot this morning, the investigation will continue. Authorities are still trying to determine whether Amri had any accomplices.

"For us it’s important to know whether the person being sought had a network of support or help in preparing and carrying out the attack and also when he fled, whether there were others that knew or gave him help. "That is now of central importance for us, also to understand his escape route."

He added that the office would remain in contact with Italian authorities.

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8:02 ET

Italian police had no idea Amri was in Italy. The Milan policemen who shot dead the suspect in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack were carrying out a routine patrol and had no information that he was in Milan, the city's police chief says.

The suspect, Tunisian Anis Amri, was shot at around 3 am (0200 GMT) by two officers who spotted him standing near a train station in a Milan suburb.

"We had no intelligence that he could be in Milan," police chief Antonio De Iesu said at a news conference. "They had no perception that it could be him otherwise they would have been much more cautious."

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8:18 ET

Amri 'was a ghost, he didn't leave a trace' said the Italian police. Milan authorities said Amri was carrying few personal belongings, had no cell phone and no other arms apart from a small knife in his backpack. He had several hundred euros but no documents.

"He was a ghost, he didn't leave a trace," said Milan police chief Antonio De Iesu. Questions are now being asked about whether he was meeting someone.

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Angela Merkel has given a statement after Italian police shot Berlin suspect Anis Amri.  She said the attack in Berlin raised a lot of questions and Germany will take the necessary measures quickly to ensure better security. She has discussed with the Tunisian president the need to speed up deportations.

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ISIS have released a video of Amri pledging allegiance to leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi apparently recorded before the attack.

In the video he claims the attack is vengeance for airstrikes against Muslims, and says he wishes to punish "pig-eaters" and become a martyr. Similar pledges of allegiance have been released by ISIS after several attacks this summer, including the attempt to blow up a music festival in Ansbach, Germany, the Normandy church attack and the train stabbing in Wurzburg, Germany.

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SoDamnMad's picture

Germany, you screwed up BIG TIME.

ITALY- FINE JOB.  CONGRATULATIONS on good, basic police work.  Now Germany, Pay Up.

land_of_the_few's picture

Yes and hilarious he though he was going to menace some Italians that he no doubt thought were soft whiteys. Did he not know they are keen hunters and make some pretty good firearms? Know-nothing dope.

svayambhu108's picture

Strange how the guys that leave the ID also die before due proccess. I see causation here.

lhomme's picture
lhomme (not verified) svayambhu108 Dec 23, 2016 6:08 AM

Dead men tell no tales. The same old tired FAKE TERROR script. Booga, booga!!!

Manthong's picture

It’s not like the stupid, f’g, ignorant, idiot “intelligence community” did not have this murderer’s number in the f’n database that they are using to control us all.

ACP's picture

"Hey uh...just not in the face, OK?"

Bada bing bada BOOM!

Edit: So the German "police" claimed he was hiding in Berlin? Either a lie or they're incompetent as they were in 1972.

StackShinyStuff's picture

Germany can't find its own Anis let alone a Tunisian one

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) StackShinyStuff Dec 23, 2016 7:24 AM

I posted yesterday after taking a look at his chart that this dude would end up dead because he was an intelligence asset and had been for some time.

It was all clear to me in 10 seconds, was screaming out mentally ill, brainwashed and owned by a state, used to kill then be killed by them.

ACP's picture

Oh yeah, I suggest the EU re-re-re-re-re-re-ban know, to make sure criminals can't have them, like this guy did.

beemasters's picture

Someone should print Obama's birth certificate and leave it in the next crime scene.
Alternatively, Podesta's pizza-related handkerchief with map on it would do just fine too.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) beemasters Dec 23, 2016 7:55 AM

I never look at Obama chart because that birthdata is FAKE.

I talked to another long time astrologer few days ago who also thinks it's fake.

Obama has Scorpio ascendant Neptune rising, them honeyed worlds, liquid smile, slippery so to speak.

He once slipped and wasn't sure when his birthday was.

beemasters's picture

"I never look at Obama chart because that birthdata is FAKE"

We don't know if the truck terrorist's ID was fake either. They shot him anyway without question. That'll do.

Moe Howard's picture

He shot first, you didn't get that part?

HopefulCynical's picture

Not like it was a hard thing to do, but I can honestly say I called it Wednesday.

We really need to do something about these globalist Deep State assholes. Like YESTERDAY. This is enough of this nonsense.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) HopefulCynical Dec 23, 2016 12:07 PM

Grind up Anus's body and feed him to the swine.  Or stuff his mouth with pork entrals then bury him in some unknown hidden spot.  Maybe the next terrorist will think twice.


Manthong's picture

“Strange how the guys that leave the ID”

..well shit.. it’s not like the murdering mf’s  care about anything but diverting attention away from liberating two million people in a Syrian city or whatnot….

Manthong's picture

And oh… 911 pristine passport from a hellish inferno… France the theater and Charlie France.. license on the ground… now this with the ID ???.

MF’r… do I need to start a terror operations school and teach them how not to leave tracks??????


Step 1.. if you are going to kill yourself in a terror attack.... do not throw ID on the ground unless you want to make it look like a false flag.

Step 2.  go straight to hell and spend eternity with Satan......... do not pass GO ... do not collect $200.00.


Koba the Dread's picture

It was my understanding that Obama was born under the sign of Feces.

Manthong's picture

..the psychic in me says he was birthed in a rear-facing channel..

..we have all been channeling him for years.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Koba the Dread Dec 23, 2016 9:26 AM
Facies is a fixed star and it is the heart and soul of narcissism, so you might be right.

I read some time ago where ISIS/Al Qaeda members come from this person with knowledge said

"they pick them up off the streets of the Islamic world," That would fit with this guy, poor, mentally unstable susceptible to being bought and then brainwashed.

This is his chart, it fits from his childhood and history so does the death now.

I don't want to help them, so I won't say what aspects/placements show this in a birth chart so I will leave it at that.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) peddling-fiction Dec 23, 2016 11:18 AM

What was found in Iraq in 2003

The tomb of Gilgamesh (A king who was claimed to be one third man and two thirds god [66.6%]). Very shortly after the tomb of Gilgamesh was discovered, America invaded Iraq, where it was discovered. This was back in 2003, so we were just beginning the war on terror. So, these two gods are often linked to Nimrod, and many biblical researchers believe them to be one in the same.

scrappy's picture

Chris, there is something your craft, at least trend wise.

Do you have a website, or a anon email we can inquire?

Ever heard of Astrotheology?

Who knows, I like a mystery and am open minded.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) scrappy Dec 23, 2016 11:27 AM

I don't have a website. I do astrology, I consider myself a Christian but I do not attend churches ever. I find they are infiltrated by unholy elements.

I look at all the celestial events but I don't worship them. I consider them to be the words of God. I don't use them for magick, I don't try to get over on people because I do know their weakness. The darkest place I go is to expose the weakness of evil, people like Soros and the Jews who are ruled by Saturn and are being destroyed now with Pluto there in Capricorn.

I comment here and on some other astrology sites but I know so much more than these people, not technically but intuitively. I told them Trump would win in 2015 and why, and only one person said "you are right." They are mostly leftists and they predict what they want to be, not what is. My bias is the truth which I actively seek and try to unearth. That which is left in the dark grows large, but exposed to the light/sun diminishes in power.

So that's my job, and that's what I do.

83_vf_1100_c's picture

Christianity despises astrologers so reconsider your belief system. I can only consider your upvotes are shill accts as no intelligent person would give five minutes time to such hokum. But have fun with it.

Debt-Is-Not-Money's picture

Yeh, organized religion can't stand the competition!

TwelveOhOne's picture

Huh.  Your penultimate paragraph's ending resonates with something I learned in the last year: moonlight makes things colder, versus sunlight making things hotter.  In addition, sunlight has a preservative effect on meats, whereas moonlight tends to putrefy them, which sounds a lot like what you were saying.

TwelveOhOne's picture

I DID NOT POST TWICE.  It's doing this every time now...

elmo jones's picture

I believe you. Try some basic alchemy experiments with your astro. Great earth grounding and insights to another perspective on matter.

Paul Kersey's picture

His parents should be thrown in prison for naming him, Anis. However, he could have anglicized his name to "Asshole".

Moe Howard's picture

His siblings are Yankees fans. Sweet.

Manthong's picture

Anis, my ass.. most likely an Oakland fan.

Manthong's picture


Do not believe anything you hear or read without an independent lab toxicology report.

Everybody is being drugged.

So easy, even a government caveman can do it.

gladih8r's picture

" make sure the law abiding PUBLIC can't have them.....".  These bans don't apply to criminals as I'm sure you and anyone else with a brain knows.  

y3maxx's picture

Anis Amri???...haven't all the other false flag perpetrators been named having same first letters

of both names?

TwelveOhOne's picture

Yeah you can thank Marvel and DC for that...

y3maxx's picture

Anis Amri????...haven't all the other false flag perpetrators been named having same first letters

of both names?

BlueSceptic's picture

First, he killed by using a Truck you idiot. Not by guns.

Go find the numbers of ppl killed by guns in Germany (or Europe in general) and compare that the US. Also, you'll find that the number killed by gun in the US yoy could legally be called a genocide (12,942 in 2015 vs the Srebrenica genocide (Bosnian: Genocid u Srebrenici), was the July 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks). Time to put the NRA on trial in The Hague.

iamrefreshed's picture

Please let me be first to call you an asshole.


Let me congratulate you on a speedy response, but I must lambaste you for a lack of imagination in describing the protaginist. 

I believe you actually meant to describe him as a skittle shitting unicorn special snowflake dumb fuck short bus special school hockey helmet wearing rama lama ding dong Klingon cocksucker from Uranus. 

Please feel free to correct me if I missed the mark.  

BlueSceptic's picture

LOL. Thanks for that. I've updated my Chrismas email to my family and friends with that. Had to leave out the Fuck and Cocksucker tho. Can't upset the kids you know.

Pickleton's picture

lunatic.  Medical malpractice deaths FAR outnumber gun deaths


and so does the ideology of eugenicist abortion which actually IS genocide.


of course America has the largest gunownership in world and...


elmo jones's picture

A truck and a bullet are BOTH combustion chamber propelled weapons.

TBT or not TBT's picture

The Hague can come and take it.   City located in Holland wher free speech is long gone and free thinkers get murdered and/or drug before courts.   NRA members intend for that to NEVER be the case in the USA.  The 2nd Amendment is snuggled up next to the 1st for its protection.  Europussies should get a pair, get a first and second amendmemt, and invite their muzztards and statist busybody pricks to a strong discussion.  

25or6to4's picture

Along with large capacity trucks that were designed for use by military only.

25or6to4's picture

sorry, double post..

ebworthen's picture

Yes, the gun control worked so well.

And...only 498,432 Jihadi suicide soldiers left to expel from Europe.  If they wait for each of the to kill a dozen or more innocent people, the Crusades will be lost and Notre Dame a Mosque.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Chris Dakota Dec 23, 2016 7:51 AM

they are hiding his birthdata now but I grabbed it early on, for those who are interested in it.


You can see it in the solar return, also people often die within a few days of their birthday.

Jupiter, Uranus, Pluto/Mercury - he was use to send a message

mars/neptune brainwashed for violence/guns=is this the message?

CheapBastard's picture

They were able to spot him as the only moslim on the train whistling happily Christmas music tunes by Johnny:


"It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas" by Johnny Mathis