The suspect’s identity papers were found inside the cabin of the truck used in Monday’s attack, which left 12 people dead and 48 injured
, German security officials said. The man was born in 1992, one said.
Interior Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia Ralf Jaeger told reporters the suspect was known to German security services as someone in contact with radical Islamist groups, and had been assessed as posing a risk.
• Market attack suspect was known to be in touch with radical Islamist groups, a state minister says.
• The suspect’s asylum request was refused and deportation was attempted, a German state minister says.
• German police conduct raids in North Rhine-Westphalia region, a security official says.
• Mourners leave tributes of flowers and candles at makeshift shrines to the victims.