Kerstmarktschutter Chekatt (29) has quite a criminal record

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STRASBOURG – The alleged shooter of Strasbourg, Chérif Chekatt, has a big criminal record and is known by the authorities. The Strasbourg-born suspect is in the French intelligence services registered as radicalised, violent, and has an exaggerated bekeringsdrang.

The alleged shooter of Strasbourg, the 29-year-old Chérif Chekatt.

According to the French minister of the Interior, Christophe Castaner, Chekatt both in France and in Germany held there. He came already in his young years in trouble with the police for criminal activities that are not linked to terrorism. Because of his later radicalisation is he already a few years by the police followed.

Chekatt was in France all the so-called Chip’s list. That is a list of muslims that are radicalised, but have not yet gone to terror.


The French newspaper, Les Dernières Nouvelles d’alsace writes that Chekatt in 2011 has been sentenced to two years imprisonment, for the assault of a teenager with a broken bottle. In Germany, he was according to Der Spiegel, convicted for serious theft, and sat until 2017 fixed, before he was evicted.

Tuesday morning tried to set a police unit Chekatt in his home on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery, report French media on the basis of sources around the research. Three people were arrested but the police knew Chekatt not to address. During the search would be grenades found.

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