BERLIN – German police has confirmed the release of a Pakistani held over suspicions of involvement in lorry tragedy in Christmas market that took 12 lives on Monday night.
German prosecutors stated that the Pakistani, named Naveed B, who was arrested after the truck attack has been released because of insufficient evidence.
The prosecutor’s office said the investigation “did not yield any urgent suspicion” against the 23-year-old man who according to authorities was part of a possible terror attack.
The suspect denied all responsibility for Monday’s tragedy, according to Tuesday’s police hearing.
The release of the Pakistani finally cleared the air regarding his involvement in the carnage, but also raises suspicions that the original culprit was still at large.
Earlier, German newspaper Die Welt and Der Tagesspiegel wrongly reported that Naveed B was behind the attack.