So first things first a horrible terrorist attack occurred in Germany last night. Some piece of shit terrorist murdered a truck driver, hijacked the truck ,and then drove it about 40 mph through a crowded Christmas market in Berlin. At least 12 people were killed and 49 injured.
#Berlin attack: Police say lorry crash was “probable terrorist attack” as 12 confirmed dead
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) December 20, 2016
Today, ISIS claimed responsibility. Now here’s the part where it gets tricky — the man arrested under suspicion of carrying out the attack has been released.
BREAKING: German prosecutors say man who was arrested after Berlin truck attack released because of insufficient evidence.
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 20, 2016
German prosecutors say they’ve released Pakistani asylum seeker. So the Berlin Christmas Market terrorist still at large.
— Andrew Neil (@afneil) December 20, 2016
Looks like they either a) got the wrong guy and the real terrorist is still out there, or b) are letting go the right guy due to insufficient evidence. This part from BBC is a little bizarre:
Before the suspect was released late on Tuesday, German officials said they could not be be sure if he was involved in the attack.
“We have to entertain the theory that the detainee might possibly not have been the perpetrator,” federal prosecutor Peter Frank told reporters.
Imagine a policy that let the actual terrorist slip through the cracks of custody and back into the wild? That’d be INSANE. And even if that’s not the case and they truly did have the wrong guy, how the fuck does the actual guy sneak away from this?
Either way, scary scary times in Berlin. Fuck terrorism and our deep T’s and P’s are with those affected by the attack. Between this and the assassination in Turkey we’re all quickly and abruptly reminded of the seriousness of some of the things going on across the globe.