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Berlin christmas market attack suspect released

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<p><strong>German prosecutors say a Pakistani suspect they detained in the Berlin Christmas market attack has been released. The office said they do not have enough evidence up to now to pursue a case against him.</strong></p> <p>Earlier the authorities said they weren’t sure whether he was the perpetrator.</p> <p>The 23-year-old had denied involvement in the attack in which a dozen people were killed and nearly 50 injured, 18 of them seriously.</p> <p>He was arrested following a tip-off from a witness to after the attack in which a truck ploughed into stalls serving mulled wine and sausages.</p> <p>“It is possible that there is still a dangerous perpetrator on the run and of course people are worried. I believe people who live in this city should be vigilant.” said Berlin Police Chief, Klaus Kandt.</p> <p>He said police also thought it possible there might be more than one suspect.</p> <p>Police say a man found dead in the lorry was a Polish national, adding that he had not been in control of the vehicle. He’s believed to be the original truck driver.</p> <p>Germany’s interior minister said a pistol believed to have been used to kill him had not yet been found.<br /> Security measures are now being tightened around Christmas markets and other seasonal events elsewhere in Germany.</p> <p>In Dresden concrete blocks were put in place to prevent vehicles from entering the market.</p> <p>Meanwhile,Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate was illuminated on Tuesday with the colours of the German flag as a tribute to the 12 people killed and 48 injured in a truck attack on a Christmas market on Monday.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Berlin truck-attack suspect may be at large, may have arrested wrong man officials say <a href="https://t.co/t9mdFyMZjC">https://t.co/t9mdFyMZjC</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/WSJ"><code>WSJ</a></p>&mdash; Traditional American (</code>RightWingAngel) <a href="https://twitter.com/RightWingAngel/status/811245393048702976">December 20, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>As Germany mourns, flags have been flying at half mast.</p> <p>The authorities say people should not give in to terrorism by changing their plans and should still attend seasonal events to celebrate Christmas.</p>

It is possible that there is still a dangerous perpetrator on the run and of course people are worried. I believe people who live in this city should be vigilant.