A 40-year-old Tunisian man with possible ties to the Christmas market attack in Berlin, Germany was arrested Wednesday.
The German Federal Prosecutor’s Office has not yet released the name of the detained man, but said “further investigations indicate that he could have been involved in the attack.”
Authorities were led to this man after his contact information appeared on the lost cellphone of Anis Amri, the Tunisian man who killed 12 and injured dozens more when he plowed a truck into the crowded market on December 19th.
According to the Associated Press, prosecutors will have until Thursday evening to determine whether this man has any links to Amri and the attack.
If prosecutors are able to build a case against this man, they can seek a formal arrest warrant, keep him in custody, and then charge him with any crimes they suspect him to have committed.
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