Berlin police now fear the Christmas market killer may be still on the loose with a gun and ready to inflict ‘further damage’ 12 hours after arresting an asylum seeker from Pakistan.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Angela Merkel, against the wishes of a majority of Germans, flooded her country with over a million un-vetted Muslim migrants. In doing so, she laid the framework for endless, internal terror attacks at the hands of Muslim terrorists. Her call yesterday for Germans to “remain calm and not be afraid” is both disingenuous and disgusting. By not protecting her own people, she is the one who has made them afraid, she is the one who is responsible for yesterday’s Islamic terror attack. Angela Merkel muss weg.
Detectives interrogating suspect Naved B, 23, have said he has no blood on his clothes, no injuries and denies hijacking a a 25-tonne lorry and using it to murder 12 people and injure 48 more last night.
A security services source, a senior police chief, told de Welt newspaper: ‘We have the wrong man. So we have a new situation. The true perpetrator is still armed, at large and can cause further damage.’
At 7pm last night a juggernaut laden with steel cargo turned off its lights and ripped through stalls and shoppers at 40mph on Breitscheidplatz Square, outside the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in the German capital’s main shopping area.
Witnesses said victims including children were sent flying like bowling pins and sucked under the wheels leaving ‘rivers of blood’ as the killer driver steered at them before jumping out of the cab and racing from the scene.
Police said a ‘hero’ witness in the Christmas market gave chase on foot while giving officers second-by-second updates on his phone, but some sources say Naved B is the wrong man.
The lorry’s original Polish driver, who was transporting steel beams into Germany, was last heard from at around 4pm yesterday and was found shot dead in the cab in an apparent murder hijacking. The gun has not been found.
The terror attack could be a political disaster for Angela Merkel, who will seek a historic fourth term as German Chancellor next year. The German leader has staked much of her political capital in opening up Germany’s doors to refugees and in doing so divided a reunited land.
In a further hammer blow, security sources have suggested that police in Berlin were warned that an attack on a Christmas market could be imminent. ISIS has praised the Berlin attack and urged jihadis to carry out more in Europe.
Police believe that Naved B. was only recently radicalised in Germany and may have been ordered by an Isis handler in the middle east to carry out the attack.
Returning Jihadist fighters to Germany have told intelligence operatives that Isis regards the country as a prime target for terror and has been striving all this year for a ‘spectacular’ outrage to match those carried out in France. source