German Officials Met 7 Times to Discuss Berlin Attacker Anis Amri
THROUGH THE CRACKS
German intelligence officials met seven times to discuss the potential threats posed by Anis Amri, the man who rammed a truck into a crowd of people at a Christmas market in Berlin last month, killing 12 people. The officials determined that he was not a risk, and were unable to find evidence against him that could be used in court. These findings were revealed Thursday at a hearing at Germany’s parliament. “I think security authorities went to the maximum limit of our state of law,” said State Interior Minister Ralf Jager. “They did everything they could and were allowed to do.” Amri, originally from Tunisia, escaped from the scene in Berlin and was eventually shot and killed by a trainee police officer in Milan, Italy.