Ber­lin at­tacker was a drug user, of­fi­cial says

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

An Ital­ian of­fi­cial says the au­topsy on the chief sus­pect in the Ber­lin Christ­mas mar­ket at­tack in­di­cated fre­quent drug use.

A court of­fi­cial said Satur­day that Anis Amri used both cocaine and hashish but not on the day he was killed. The of­fi­cial, who spoke on the con­di­tion of anonymity be­cause he wasn’t au­tho­rized to give de­tails about the case, says it wasn’t pos­si­ble to de­ter­mine whether Amri had used the drugs be­fore the Dec. 19 truck at­tack that killed 12 peo­ple and in­jured dozens.

Amri was killed dur­ing a rou­tine stop by po­lice in a Mi­lan sub­urb four days af­ter the at­tack.

It wasn’t clear why Amri, a 24year-old Tu­nisian, had come to Italy. Au­thor­i­ties say he may have been head­ing to­ward Si­cily, where he had some ac­quain­tances.

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