The Pakistani migrant picked up by German police after the attack in Berlin last night is very likely innocent, according to German reports.
The Die Welt newspaper is today reporting police sources as saying:
We have the wrong man
The true perpetrator is still armed at large and can cause new damage.
That doesn’t sound very encouraging.
The Pakistani-origin man arrested by police had been registered with German authorities on 31 December 2015 and his asylum application was being processed, authorities said today.
He has now been let go.
Claims that this was an attack by a refugee may be wrong