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Italian media: Berlin market suspect killed in Milan

  • The photo which was sent to European police authorities and obtained by AP on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 shows Tunisian national Anis Amri who is wanted by German police for an alleged involvement in the Berlin Christmas market attack. Several people died when a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market on Dec. 19. (Police via AP)

    The photo which was sent to European police authorities and obtained by AP on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 shows Tunisian national Anis Amri who is wanted by German police for an alleged involvement in the Berlin Christmas market attack. Several people died when a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market on Dec. 19. (Police via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • The wanted photo issued by German federal police on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 shows 24-year-old Tunisian Anis Amri who is suspected of being involved in the fatal attack on the Christmas market in Berlin on Dec. 19, 2016. German authorities are offering a reward of up to 100,000 euros ($105,000) for the arrest of the Tunisian. (German police via AP)

    The wanted photo issued by German federal police on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 shows 24-year-old Tunisian Anis Amri who is suspected of being involved in the fatal attack on the Christmas market in Berlin on Dec. 19, 2016. German authorities are offering a reward of up to 100,000 euros ($105,000) for the arrest of the Tunisian. (German police via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Italian soldiers patrol next to Milan's gothic cathedral, Italy, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. Following the truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Italy is strengthening security measures for areas where crowds are expected for Christmas ceremonies. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Italian soldiers patrol next to Milan's gothic cathedral, Italy, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016. Following the truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Italy is strengthening security measures for areas where crowds are expected for Christmas ceremonies. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)  (The Associated Press)

Italian news agency ANSA says a man killed in a shootout with police in Milan is the main suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack.

The Interior Ministry has called a press conference for Friday morning.

The shootout took place at 3 a.m. in Milan's Sesto San Giovanni neighborhood during a routine police check.

ANSA says the main pulled out a gun from his backpack after being asked to show his identity papers. The man was killed in the ensuing shootout.

A police officer was injured.

ANSA said various sources in Milan and Rome confirmed that the dead man was Anis Amri, the suspect in the Berlin truck attack on Monday that killed 12 people.