On Wednesday, German investigators have linked a young ex-convict from Tunisia named Anis Amri to the deadly Berlin Christmas market massacre that took place on Monday. There is now a manhunt being conducted all throughout Europe for this Tunisian, who is at large and believed to have multiple aliases. Authorities also say the suspect had tried to seek asylum in Germany, but was denied because he was deemed a security risk.
The Islamic State, or ISIS, have already claimed responsibility for the attack, where the suspect drove a truck through a crowd of people who were shopping at a Berlin Christmas marketplace. He killed 12 people and injured 48 people. This is considered to be the deadliest terrorist attack that Germany has faced in decades.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has already taken a lot of criticism for opening Germany’s borders to the millions of refugees and migrants from Syria. On New Year’s Eve of last year, there were hundreds of rapes that were reportedly committed by Middle Eastern men. Now with the growing threat of violence from a Middle Eastern man, this is not going to make Merkel look very good in the eyes of German citizens.
Anis Amri is a 23-year-old man who has a history of creating false IDs and nationalities. He is also considered to be armed and dangerous. So far, it is not clear if Amri actually drove the vehicle or if he helped the driver out in some way. Either way, he is most likely involved and could be virtually anywhere. Since he is good with fake IDs and aliases, he could be in another country by now. But chances are that he won’t be able to get out of Europe because the manhunt for him spreads throughout the entire continent. It is only a matter of time before he is caught.