>> A migrant already known to police. That's the emerging picture of a suspect behind this deadly truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market. The 23-year-old Pakistani migrant only arrived in Germany this February, according to a German security source. He denies being involved, and police are urging the public to be cautious.
12 people were killed on Monday in the attack, maybe 50 people were injured in the chaos.>> I know that it will be very difficult for all of us to accept the presumption. If confirmed, that a human being committed this crime, you ask for protection and asylum in Germany.
This will be especially despicable for the many, many Germans who day in and day out are active working for refugees as well as for those people who actually need our protection, and who make an effort to integrate into our country. German officials say they are treating this as a terrorist attack.
The suspect facing further questioning, his temporary residence in a refugee hostel reportedly raided by police. The 23-year-old is thought to have used several names and been known to authorities for minor offences. Officials say they have leads, the truck was stolen from Poland. Police claiming a passenger in the vehicle was found dead, local media report he was shot.
The blood bath echoing the deadly truck attack in Niece this summer claimed by Islamic State. For now, those thoughts have turned to Monday's event. Mourners laying flowers near the site, all Christmas markets in Germany have now been closed in mark of respect. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit the scene of the attack on Tuesday to pay hers.