BREAKING: Berlin market terror suspect '˜shot dead' in Milan

A man suspected of being Berlin truck terrorist Anis Amri has been shot dead in Milan, according to reports.

Friday, 23rd December 2016, 10:02 am
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:19 pm
Italian police cordon off an area around a body after a shootout between police and a man in Milan's Sesto San Giovanni neighborhood

The suspect produced a gun when approached by police during a routine patrol in the northern Italian city early on Friday.

One officer was injured in an exchange of gunfire, according to local media.

There was no official confirmation that the dead man was Amri, 24, the Tunisian suspected of driving a truck into crowds at the market in Berlin on Monday, killing 12 people and injuring 48.

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Tunisian national Anis Amri

But the Italian Interior Ministry is expected to hold a press conference on Friday morning in Rome.

Floral tributes to the victim of the Berlin truck attack
Tunisian national Anis Amri
Floral tributes to the victim of the Berlin truck attack