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Germany: Tunisian contact of Berlin attacker arrested

  • In this frame grab made available by the Italian police, Anis Amri, the main suspect in Berlin's deadly Christmas market attack walks through the train station on Dec. 22.  (Italian Police via AP)

    In this frame grab made available by the Italian police, Anis Amri, the main suspect in Berlin's deadly Christmas market attack walks through the train station on Dec. 22. (Italian Police via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2016 file photo a police officer lights a candle in Berlin, Germany the day after a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market nearby. German prosecutors say they've detained a Tunisian man they think may have been involved in last week's truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday Dec. 28, 2016  the 40-year-old was detained during a search of his home and business.   (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader,file)

    FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2016 file photo a police officer lights a candle in Berlin, Germany the day after a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market nearby. German prosecutors say they've detained a Tunisian man they think may have been involved in last week's truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday Dec. 28, 2016 the 40-year-old was detained during a search of his home and business. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader,file)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2016 file photo the smashed window of the cabin of a truck which ran into a crowded Christmas market Monday evening is seen in Berlin. German prosecutors say they've detained a Tunisian man they think may have been involved in last week's truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday Dec. 28, 2016  the 40-year-old was detained during a search of his home and business.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)

    FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2016 file photo the smashed window of the cabin of a truck which ran into a crowded Christmas market Monday evening is seen in Berlin. German prosecutors say they've detained a Tunisian man they think may have been involved in last week's truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday Dec. 28, 2016 the 40-year-old was detained during a search of his home and business. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber,file)  (The Associated Press)

German prosecutors say they've detained a Tunisian man they think may have been involved in last week's truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin.

Federal prosecutors said Wednesday the 40-year-old was detained during a search of his home and business.

They said that the man's number was saved in the cellphone of Anis Amri, a fellow Tunisian believed to have driven a truck into the market on Dec. 19, and that "further investigations indicate that he may have been involved in the attack."

Twelve people died in the attack.

Prosecutors have until Thursday evening to determine whether the case against the man holds up to the extent they can seek a formal arrest warrant. That would allow them to keep him in custody pending possible charges.