Berlin attack suspect dead in Italy police shootout

Rome: The Berlin market attack suspect Anis Amri was shot dead by police on Friday in Milan, according to Italian officials.

Italy’s Interior Minister Angelino Alfano is due to hold a news conference, the BBC reported.

Amri was approached by police during a routine patrol in the Sesto San Giovanni area of Milan at around 3 p.m., the officials said.

The fingerprints of the dead man match those of the Tunisian main suspect in the truck bombing in Berlin on Monday which killed 12 people.