Anis Amri, suspected Berlin market attacker, has been fatally shot by police in Italy


Anis Amri, the suspect in Monday's Berlin Christmas market attacks, has been fatally shot by police in Milan, according to the BBC

Italian news outlet ANSA reported that Amri had taken the train from France to Turin before taking a connecting train to Milan.

Amri was reportedly approached by Italian authorities during a routine patrol   in Milan at around 3 a.m. local time. According to tweets from the Italian police translated by CNN, when an officer asked Amri for papers, he drew a .22 calibre gun, leading to the shootout that resulted in his death. 

One police officer involved in the confrontation sustained an injury and is currently recovering in the hospital.

German authorities had confirmed they were searching for Amri, a 24-year-old Tunisian national, on Wednesday. Authorities had reportedly found his residence permit and fingerprints inside the truck that was used to drive into the market, killing 12 and injuring 49. 

According to an earlier BBC report, Amri had used six different aliases and had often tried to pass as Egyptian or Lebanese. After traveling to Italy in 2012, he moved to Germany in 2015, where his application for asylum had been rejected in June. 

German authorities had detained a Pakistani national Monday night two miles away from the scene. They later released him due to "insufficient evidence."

This story is breaking and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Dec. 23, 2016, 6:03 a.m. Eastern: This story has been updated.