BERLIN Dec 20 A man arrested on suspicion of
killing 12 people by mowing through a Berlin Christmas market in
a truck has been released, the Chief Federal Prosecutor's Office
said on Tuesday.
"The investigation up to now did not yield any urgent
suspicion against the accused," the prosecutor's office said in
The prosecutor's office said the suspect had made extensive
statements during a police hearing, but had denied the offence.
It added it had been impossible to track the truck driver by
eye-witnesses following the attack and that the investigation so
far had not been able to prove that the suspect was in the
truck's cab at the time of the attack.
(Reporting by Caroline Copley and Michael Nienaber)