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

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)

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."

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
Who do you think is going to win the 2020 US election?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Biden is going to take it
46% - 6316 votes
It's four more years for Trump
54% - 7426 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
16.31
(+0.16)
ZAR/GBP
21.43
(+0.06)
ZAR/EUR
19.34
(+0.08)
ZAR/AUD
11.60
(+0.03)
ZAR/JPY
0.16
(-0.01)
Gold
1920.10
(-0.06)
Silver
24.96
(+0.09)
Platinum
890.00
(+0.79)
Brent Crude
42.06
(-3.35)
Palladium
2410.00
(+1.07)
All Share
54814.59
(-0.96)
Top 40
50368.64
(-1.05)
Financial 15
10130.52
(-0.08)
Industrial 25
73952.80
(-0.84)
Resource 10
53612.84
(-1.53)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo