Worldwide

Marseille attack suspect had shown Tunisian passport to police

Marseille attack suspect had shown Tunisian passport to police”

Amaq, ISIS' media wing, issued a statement on social media late Sunday calling the attacker a "soldier of the Islamic State".

Last Friday, the man was detained in Lyon on suspicions of shoplifting, Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said at a press conference Monday.

The prosecutor said that when he was arrested in Lyon the attacker had handed over a Tunisian passport belonging to an Ahmed H. But investigators were still trying to confirm whether this is indeed the real identity of the knifeman.

The man told police he lived in Lyon but was "homeless and out of work" apart from the occasional painting and decorating jobs. The officials said he wasn't on France's extremist watch list. He was released the following afternoon without charge.

"This identity and the different aliases are unknown to the specialized anti-terrorist services", he told reporters, adding his office was verifying the authenticity of the Tunisian.

Seven minutes later "he got up sudden [ly] and went towards the first victim, whom he stabbed several times".

It has emerged that Sunday's black-clad attacker, who was shot dead by soldiers on patrol at the station, was known to police after being arrested for a string of minor offences. "He fled the scene but made a circular route back to the second victim, whom he attacked with several violent stabs of the knife".

Another small kitchen knife and a mobile phone were found on the attacker, Molins said, adding that he was known to have consumed hard drugs. The two victims, named as Mauranne, 20, a medical student from Marseille, and Laura, 21, a trainee nurse from Lyon, were cousins.

The deaths come as parliament prepares to vote tomorrow on a controversial anti-terror bill that will transpose some of the exceptional powers granted to the police under a 22-month-old state of emergency into national law.

The suspect, killed by police after Sunday's attack, was identified by his fingerprints.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


12 April 2018
New Jersey Looking Towards Sports Betting
New Jersey has demonstrated recently that financial returns from legalising gambling, in particular online gambling can be huge . As of April 2018 New Jersey have spent a massive $7.2M dollars in the fight to legalise sports betting within the state borders.

02 October 2017
Phil Jones and Fabian Delph sit out England training
Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Henderson and Michael Keane also missed the part-open training session with England. Good for him! I hope he scores the goal that qualifies England for the World Cup.

02 October 2017
Securities regulator says personal info was leaked in breach
The agency is also considering whether to upgrade the Edgar system, according to the SEC statement. Clayton initiated an assessment of the SEC's cybersecurity risk profile upon taking office in May.

02 October 2017
Kevin Hart & Eniko Parrish Reveal Son's Name at Baby Shower
In a video of the pooch, Kevin told fans: "We couldn't afford a lion, so we just got a dog and put the thing around the dog". Maybe the lavish baby shower was just one way he was doing that!

02 October 2017
Ring's first DIY home security system costs only $199
This, according to Siminoff, is one of Ring's key differentiators over home security industry stalwarts like ADT. The kit offers up home security at an affordable price and integrates into their other products as well.

02 October 2017
John Coppolella resigns as Major League Baseball investigates whether Braves broke worldwide signing rules
Rosenthal says the resignation is believed to stem from issues with the Braves' acquisition of talent in Latin America. There have been rumors that there would be changes in the coaching staff following the season.

02 October 2017
High court declines MI sex offender registry case
He said he's "very disappointed" by Monday's announcement from the court, and the people of Minnesota should be too. Some offenders have gradually been moved into less-restrictive settings, with some staged for provisional release.

02 October 2017
Tropical Storm Maria to Bring Flooding Along Coast of North Carolina
National Hurricane Center said Sunday the storm could still cause risky surf and rip currents at beaches on the U.S. east coast. At least 10 people were killed in Puerto Rico, where much of the USA territory is without power and many are without water.

02 October 2017
Brokenshire in talks with Bombardier management and unions
This action is not what is expected of a long-term partner to the UK. "I say to Boeing this case is unjustified and unwarranted". Mr Brokenshire said he was "deeply disappointed" by the determination.

26 September 2017
Explore Fort Tilden State Park: An Abandoned New York City
As you approach the boat graveyard, as its name is, there are about more than 100 extinct vessels that rest in the relative peace. But in the recent years, it had gone from an obscure stretch to a favorite destination among the beachgoers and lovers as well.