The German security services are not only to find the 29-year-old suspect of the shooting in Strasbourg, but also to his brother, Sami C. reports That the German newspaper Tagesspiegel on Wednesday. According to the daily lived two men in Strasbourg.
The brothers are considered to be radicalised and would be part of the islamist environment in Strasbourg, said a senior security manager to the newspaper. About possible contacts with the salafistisch environment in Germany is, for now, nothing is known.
The suspected perpetrator of the attack in Strasbourg was due to heavy theft from January 2016 to February 2017 in Germany, in the cell, first in the prison of Konstanz, then in Freiburg. In February 2017, was Chérif C. transferred to France. There he was by the authorities classified as a terrorist threat, which in Germany were not the case, writes the Tagesspiegel.
Revenge would be a motive for the attack on the christmas market, sounds in veiligheidskringen. Possible responded Chérif C. impulsively on the attempt of the police to have him arrested. The French security services were in any case not aware of any preparations for an attack in the capital of the Alsace region.