Scene of Berlin market attack
Scene of Berlin market attack Reuters

Police in Germany say they are searching for a Tunisian man who may be responsible for the terror attack that left 12 dead and 48 wounded in Berlin on Monday.

A day after ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, authorities in Berlin say they may have identified the driver who smashed into a busy Christmas market, running down tens of shoppers.

Initially, police had suspected a Pakistani asylum seeker, who was detained immediately after the attack. However, authorities later said the arrest was a case of mistaken identity, and freed the man.

Now, German security officials say an ID recovered from the truck suggests the perpetrator was a Tunisian man. Police are conducting a manhunt for the suspect, who as of early Wednesday afternoon remains at large.

According to a report by Der Spiegel, the name on the identity card is Anis A., though it has been noted the man have traveled using a false name. The ID listed the man’s year of birth as 1992 and his hometown as Tataouine.