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Germany remains on high alert for jihadist attacks after several assaults claimed by the Islamic State group in the country. In the worst such attack, Tunisian asylum seeker Anis Amri (pictured) rammed a truck into crowds at a Berlin Christmas market in December 2016, killing 12 people / Photo: BKA/TDPA

Manhunt for suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack

More details have been released about the man all Europe’s police are now looking for.

It appears the main suspect in the Berlin truck attack was previously known to German police, and a 100,000 euro reward is being offered for his capture.

He has been identified as Tunisian-born 24-year-old Anis Amri, who had previously served four years in an Italian prison for burning down a school. The public has been warned he is armed and possibly dangerous.

It appeared Amri had entered Germany in July 2015 and had his asylum application refused. Since November he had been considered a threat, but could not be deported because some of his Tunisian documents were missing.

It has been revealed that Berlin authorities had Berlin truck attack suspect under observation earlier this year when it was suspected he was planning a robbery to help fund the purchase of automatic weapons.

Police stopped monitoring Amri when they could not prove any suspicious activity.

WANTED, REWARD

German police are offering a 100,000 euro reward for information leading to the arrest of Amir Anis.

Police warn he could be armed and dangerous.

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