- Anis Amri, 24, is the subject of a Europe-wide manhunt over the Berlin Christmas market lorry attack.
- Police say he is an asylum seeker from Oueslatia in rural central Tunisia.
- Amri’s father says his son left Tunisia seven years ago.
- Media reports say he spent four years in prison in Italy over a fire in a school, after having arrived in the country and declared himself as an ‘unaccompanied child’ in 2011..
- Ralf Jaeger, interior minister of the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) says Amri arrived in Germany in July 2015 and his asylum application had been rejected.
- Authorities wanted to deport him back to Tunisia but couldn’t because some of his documents were missing, added Jaeger.
- Amri had been living in Berlin since February but had more recently been in NRW.
- Police say Amri is 1.78 metres tall and weighs around 75kg. They say he could be armed and violent.
- Amri had already been under surveillance amid suspicions he was preparing an attack, justice authorities in Berlin told AFP. They added he was also suspected of committing a robbery to finance the buying of automatic weapons.
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