December 28, 2016 / 10:39 AM / 8 months ago

Dutch police say Berlin market attack suspect may have passed through Netherlands

Police stand in front of the truck which ploughed last night into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2016.Hannibal Hanschke

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch police said on Wednesday they were investigating whether the man believed responsible for last week's deadly Christmas market attack in Berlin may have travelled through the Netherlands.

Twelve people died in the Dec. 19 attack. The Tunisian suspect, 24-year-old Anis Amri, was shot dead Dec. 23 by Italian police.

Wim de Bruin, spokesman for the National Prosecutor's Office, said there were "signs" 24-year-old Amri had passed though the Netherlands on his way to France, and an investigation was ongoing.

(This story corrects job title in paragraph 3)

Reporting by Toby Sterling; editing by John Stonestreet

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