“The true perpetrator is still armed, at large and can cause fresh damage.”
That is doubly true since he believes that when he does damage to unbelievers, he receives blessings from Allah. “Fight them; Allah will punish them by your hands and will disgrace them and give you victory over them and satisfy the breasts of a believing people, and remove the fury in the believers’ hearts.” (Qur’an 9:14-15)
“Berlin attacker still on loose, wrong man in custody, police sources tell German press,” Fox News, December 20, 2016:
The hunt is on for the driver who rammed into a Berlin Christmas market on Monday, killing at least 12, as authorities now believe they have the wrong person in custody, German police sources told the country’s Die Welt newspaper.
The Pakistani asylum-seeker taken into custody Monday and suspected of the attack has denied involvement, officials have said.
“We have the wrong man and therefore a new situation,” a senior police chief told Germany’s Die Welt newspaper. “The true perpetrator is still armed, at large and can cause fresh damage.”
During a press conference on Tuesday, Berlin’s police Chief Klaus Kandt said one of the victims appeared to have a gunshot wound.
Berlin police urged people to remain “particularly vigilant” and to report “suspicious movement” to a special hotline.
Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere — Germany’s top security official — said Tuesday that authorities have “no doubt” that the attack was intentional.
He added that a man arrested in connection with the attack was a Pakistani man who had entered Germany on Dec. 31, 2015, and arrived in Berlin in February. De Maiziere said the man had applied for asylum and denied to police that he was involved.
The man was identified only as 23-year-old Naved B. He was picked up around 1 1/2 miles away from the scene of the attack.
Der Tagesspiegel reported that the man was known to police for multiple minor offenses, but had not made the radar of anti-terror authorities. The dpa press agency reported that the suspect used multiple names, making it difficult for authorities to confirm his actual identity….