Klaus Arboe Rasmussen of the East Jutland Police held a Thursday morning press conference about the reported sighting of the Berlin terror suspect. Photo: Mikkel Berg Pedersen/Scanpix
“At 10.30pm we received a report from a man who was walking his dog at Grenaa Harbour. He was convinced that at the harbour he had seen the man German police are searching for after the attack in Berlin,” police spokesman Klaus Arboe Rasmussen said at a Thursday morning press briefing.
“We took that seriously and immediately drove out there,” he continued, saying that police responded with regular patrols, police dogs and a helicopter.
Additionally, a ferry that sailed to Sweden at 1am was thoroughly searched, but there was no sign of the suspect, who has been identified as 24-year-old Tunisian Anis Amri.
Rasmussen said on Thursday morning that police have found nothing to indicate that Amri is in Grenaa but that officers would remain on alert. Rasmussen asked the public to continue to report anything suspicious or any suspected sightings of Amri.
German police are offering €100,000 for information that leads to the arrest of Amri, whom they believe drove a lorry into a popular Christmas market in an intentional act that killed 12 and injured 48 others.
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