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Berlin attack suspect shot dead by Milan police as questions raised over how Europe's most wanted man travelled 1,000 miles across three countries

Added 12/23/2016
Telegraph.co.uk - 23. 12. 2016
Anis Amri’s death outside a train station in a northern suburb of Milan brought to a dramatic end to a journey that saw Europe’s most wanted man travel apparently unimpeded 1,000 miles across Europe.
Despite being wanted by police and intelligence services across the continent as the suspected driver of the lorry which killed 12 people and injured dozens of others after ploughing through a Berlin Christmas market, Amri was able to travel across three frontiers with apparent ease.
But his death in northern Italy, miles from the attack, has once again raised troubling questions as to how easily terrorists are able to take advantage of mainland Europe’s open borders.

It was only the quick thinking of the two Italian police officers who stopped him in the Sesto San Giovanni district that brought his flight across Europe to a sudden end.
On being asked for his identity papers Amri pulled a gun out of his rucksack and opened fire, injuring police officer Cristiano Movio before being shot dead himself.
His fingerprints were matched to those found in the cab of the lorry, showing him conclusively to have been the man behind the market terror attack.
Speaking within hours of Amri’s death Italian interior minister Marco Minniti said: "As soon as this person entered our country he was the most wanted man in Europe and we immediately identified him and neutralised him and this means our security is working really well."

Police said Amri travelled from Chambery in France to Turin in Italy by high-speed train, then on to Milan's Central Station where he arrived at 1am, and then on to Sesto San Giovanni.
All the while photographs and CCTV images of him were being transmitted by newspapers and television stations across the continent.