Berlin Christmas market suspect had temporary residence permit-media

Berlin Christmas market suspect had temporary residence permit-media
View of the truck that crashed the evening before into a christmas market at Gedächtniskirche church on early December 20, 2016 in Berlin.
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BERLIN - The suspect in an incident at a Christmas market in Berlin where a truck ploughed into crowds and killed 12 people has had a temporary residence permit since June 2016, German newspaper Die Welt cited a criminal police report as saying.

The report also said that there continued to be a high threat from Islamic terrorism in Germany but there was no concrete threat.

A German security source said the suspect was a 23-year-old migrant from Pakistan known to police for committing minor offences.

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