In a press conference, the Berlin police indicated that they were unsure if they detained the right suspect following the deadly truck attack in the Christmas market that killed 12 people and injured 48. Shortly after the attack, a 23-year-old Pakistani man (identified as Naved B) was detained near the market. He has been in the country seeking asylum for approximately a year. Naved B, reportedly entered Germany under a false name in 2015 and has a criminal record.

Naved B, the Pakistani man detained shortly after the attack

“It is in fact uncertain whether that really was the driver,” Berlin police head Klaus Kandt said on Tuesday.

The man detained, who has denied involvement, arrived in Germany from Pakistan at the end of last year.

He was captured in a park 2km away after reportedly fleeing the popular Christmas market in west Berlin.- BBC