Source: The Local
Police now have the man in custody who they believe drove the truck into the crowd at Breitscheidplatz under the capital’s iconic Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church shortly after 8pm on Monday evening, killing at least 12 people. Reports on Monday evening stated that the man fled in the direction of Berlin Zoo. But within two hours police announced that they had detained a man and were assessing whether he was the driver. By Tuesday morning they had confirmed that they suspect him of driving the truck and that they believe the truck was deliberately driven into the crowd of people. The man arrived in Germany in February of this year after travelling along the so-called Balkan route through southern Europe, security officials told DPA.Since then he lived in a refugee centre in Berlin, possibly the one at Tempelhof Airport, which was reportedly stormed by police special forces on Tuesday morning. But finding out exactly who the man is is difficult as he appears to have used several identities during his time in Germany.