The French police have a fifth person arrested in connection with the search for the prime suspect of the terrorist attack of Tuesday in Strasbourg. It’s according to justice, in Paris, to a 39-year-old friend of prime suspect Chérif Chekatt.
This had a close relationship with the beroepscrimineel Chekatt and was together with him in the cell. Chekatt would he Tuesday at passers-by in the centre of Strasbourg shot at this friend have stayed in Lingolsheim, southwest of the city. Previously picked up the police, the parents and two brothers of Chekatt.
A large group of veiligheidshandhavers gathered Thursday around 16.00 hours in the district of Neudorf, 1.5 km south of the city centre, where the aanslagpleger after his act was dropped off by a taxi. The environment is closed.
A team of the French antiterreureenheid searched several houses in a street. There are still no indications that the suspect is located. According to the minister of Home Affairs, mr Christophe Castaner, try the police, “doubt” in the search.
The authorities have Chekatt regarded as a prime suspect. The 29-year-old recent years, which is 27 times convicted for theft. He was stuck in, among others, France, Germany and Switzerland. The German police helps with intensively with the search. Thus, the border crossing tightly controlled.
After the attack, the suspect was probably wounded after a gunfight with the police. The authorities have an image of Chekatt spread. He was already registered as a potential security risk. Supposedly, the man radicalised in prison.
Eiffel tower turns off lights for the victims of attack in Strasbourg
Death toll has risen to three
Earlier in the day increased the death toll from the attack to three, after one of the injured succumbed to the injuries.
The christmas market of Strasbourg, which as an attraction for tourists applies, also remained closed on Thursdays.
The 28 EU leaders Thursday afternoon at their summit in Brussels a minute’s silence held for the victims of the attack. “Europe thinks of the victims of Strasbourg and their families. We are united against terrorism”, tweeted the president of france Emmanuel Macron from Brussels.
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