Family Urges Driver, Anis Amri to Turn Himself In
The family urges Anis Amri, the alleged truck driver killing 12 people and wounding 49 others, to surrender to authorities. It has been determined, by German officials, that the fingerprints found inside the truck, belong to Amri. The area of the incident, in Berlin, is covered with candles and flowers to honor the dead which included at least six Germans, an Israeli tourist, an Italian woman, the Polish truck driver. Concrete barriers have been installed to prevent another attack.
Family Urges Tunisian to Surrender
Abdelkader Amri, the killer’s brother said, “If my brother is listening to me, I want to tell him to surrender, even for our family. We will be relieved. If he did what he is suspected of having done, he will be sanctioned. I am sure that my brother is innocent. I know why he left home: he left for economic reasons…to work, to help the family, he didn’t go for terrorism reasons.” Walid Amri, another brother, said he had been in trouble in Europe and came out of a three and 1/2 year jail term in Italy with a “totally different mentality.”
Aside from fingerprints being found in the truck, Amri also left identification papers. The German authorities have offered a reward of up to $104,000 for information leading to his arrest. The 24-year-old arrived in Germany in 2015. He had been under surveillance by the German authorities on suspicion of planning a robbery to pay for automatic weapons for use in an attack. The surveillance was canceled after nothing was discovered aside from drug-dealing in a Berlin park and a bar brawl.
Amri was also on an US no-fly list. He had researched explosives online and had communicated with ISIS at least one time via the Telegram messenger service, according to the “New York Times.” Amri was scheduled to be deported from Germany in June. However, he remained in the country since there was a delay in receiving paperwork from Tunisia.