UPDATE: Italian police take the Jihadist out in gun battle. Amri is suspected of ploughing a truck through a festive Berlin market on Monday, killing 12 people. In a video released on Friday after his death, he is seen pledging his allegiance to militant group Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Amri had arrived in Milan’s main railway station from France at 1.00 a.m. (2000 EDT) and then traveled to the working class suburb of Sesto San Giovanni, where two young policemen approached him because he looked suspicious idling on a street.
Milan police chief Antonio De Iesu told a news conference his men had no idea that they might be dealing with Amri.
“They had no perception that it could be him, otherwise they would have been much more cautious,” De Iesu said. “We had no intelligence that he could be in Milan.”
He failed to produce any identification so the police requested he empty his pockets and his small backpack. He pulled a loaded gun from his bag and shot at one of the men, lightly wounding him in the shoulder.
Amri then hid behind a nearby car but the other police officer managed to shoot him once or twice, killing him on the spot.
Germans under attack; yesterday a Muslim from Tunisia drove a Scandia delivery truck loaded with steel into a crowd during the Christmas shopping season. Twelve have died with dozens injured. When will the Muslim hate for Western culture end? The answer? When we submit to Allah. The Muslim Jihadist is on the loose; armed and dangerous according to authorities. Angela Merkel’s hands are all over this blood bath.
The Tunisian man wanted for the Berlin lorry attack which killed 12 people and injured 49 had been under surveillance earlier this year, media reports say.
Anis Amri, 23, was reportedly monitored on suspicion of planning a robbery in order to pay for guns but surveillance was lifted for lack of evidence.
Before entering Germany, he served four years for arson in Italy and faced a jail sentence in absentia in Tunisia.
The failed asylum seeker is now the subject of a manhunt across Europe.
OBAMA fails to call it Islamic Terrorism. This will change on January 20, 2017