Police storm Berlin's former airport used as refugee home: Report

On Monday evening, a truck ploughed into a crowd at a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 people and injuring 48 others.

Reuters| Last Updated: Dec 20, 2016, 13:07 PM IST

Berlin: German magazine Focus said on Tuesday that police special forces were storming a hangar at Berlin`s defunct Tempelhof airport, which now houses a refugee accommodation centre.

On Monday evening, a truck ploughed into a crowd at a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 people and injuring 48 others. Police say they suspect it was a terrorist attack.

German media cited local security sources as saying that there was evidence suggesting the arrested suspect was from Afghanistan or Pakistan and had entered Germany as a refugee.

Neither police nor prosecutors were immediately available for comment.