'Dangerous criminal' may still be at large - Berlin police

2016-12-20 17:23
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere signs the condolence book at the Memorial Church in Berlin. (Hannibal Hanschke, Pool Photo via AP)

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere signs the condolence book at the Memorial Church in Berlin. (Hannibal Hanschke, Pool Photo via AP)

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Berlin - Berlin's police chief said on Tuesday that the "dangerous criminal" behind a deadly truck rampage at a Christmas market may still be at large, urging "heightened vigilance".

"It is the case that we may have a dangerous criminal in the area and that of course makes the public nervous," the police chief, Klaus Kandt, said after voicing doubts that a Pakistani asylum seeker in custody was behind the attack on Monday evening that killed 12 people.

"Of course we are boosting security measures. Heightened vigilance is also needed right now."

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