ROME: The Tunisian man suspected of carrying out the deadly Berlin truck attack was shot dead by police in Milan Friday, Italian media reported, citing security sources.
Italy´s interior minister Marco Minniti has announced a press conference for 10.45 am (0945 GMT).
According to the reports, the suspect, Anis Amri, was stopped in his car around 3am for what was a routine identity check. He pulled out a pistol and shootout ensued in which he was shot.
Amri had been missing since escaping after Monday´s attack which left 12 people dead.
He had links to Italy, having arrived in the country from his native Tunisia in 2011.
Shortly after his arrival he was sentenced to a prison term for starting a fire in a refugee centre.
He was released in 2015 and made his way to Germany.