World Dec 13

Strasbourg suspect killed in shootout, French officials say

The office of the Paris prosecutor, which handles terrorism cases in France, says a man killed in Strasbourg in a shootout with police has been identified as the main suspect in a Christmas market attack that killed three people.

World Dec 12

Members of French special police forces of Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) leave following a police operation the day after a shooting in Strasbourg, France, December 12, 2018. Photo by Vincent Kessler/Reuters
Suspected Strasbourg gunman had criminal history, French police say

Police union officials identified the suspected assailant as Frenchman Cherif Chekatt, a 29-year-old with a thick police record for crimes including armed robbery and monitored as a suspected religious radical by the French intelligence services.

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