Italy's Interior Minister Marco Minniti says the Berlin Christmas market attack suspect, Tunisian Anis Amri, has been shot dead by police in Milan.
Mr Minniti said the man, who opened fire on police who asked him for an ID during a routine patrol in the Sesto San Giovanni area in the early hours of today (Friday) was 24 year old Amri.
One police officer was injured in the shootout but his life is not in danger.
Monday's attack on a Berlin Christmas market left 12 dead and 49 injured.
German officials have confirmed Amri's fingerprints were found inside the truck that was used in Monday evening's attack.
Amri had served a prison sentence in Italy after being convicted of vandalism, threats and theft in 2011.
After his release he was asked to leave the country and went to Germany where he applied for asylum in April of this year.
He was named as a suspect in the Berlin attack by German federal prosecutors, and a reward of up to US$104 000 was offered for information leading to his arrest.