German police believe they arrested wrong man after attack: Die Welt

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[December 20, 2016]    BERLIN (Reuters) - German police think that the man from Pakistan who was arrested as a suspect in the attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people on Monday was not the actual perpetrator, Die Welt newspaper reported, citing senior security sources.

A general view shows the scene where a truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital last night in Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2016 REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

"We have the wrong man," said a senior police chief. "And therefore a new situation. The true perpetrator is still armed, at large and can cause fresh damage," the paper quoted the source as saying.

(Reporting by Michelle Martin; Writing by Madeline Chambers)

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