Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Berlin truck driver reportedly a Pakistani refugee
At NYPOST by Chris Perez --
The driver of the big rig that barreled into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin on Monday — killing at least 12 people and injuring scores more — is a Pakistani refugee who arrived in Germany earlier this year, local reports say.
Sources told the German newspaper “Die Welt” that the suspected terror suspect came into the country on February 16, according to the Telegraph.
The man has been arrested in the past for minor criminal offences unrelated to terrorism, the sources said.
Another Berlin paper, Der Tagesspiegel, reported earlier that he was believed to be either Pakistani or Afghan.
Two senior German officials later confirmed to The Washington Post that the man was, in fact, believed to be a Pakistani national who arrived as an asylum seeker.