STRASBOURG – Update – The suspect of the attack in Strasbourg is killed in a politieactie in his own home town. Confirm that two politiebronnen. Chérif Chekatt was not far fled.
Chekatt was killed during a large politieoperatie in the district of La Meinau, in the south of Strasbourg. That was also the place where he was last seen. Previously, it was feared that he would probably have fled, possibly to go abroad.
The 29-year-old Frenchman was kept in a shed or warehouse in hiding. When the police arrived, opened Chekatt itself is the fire, but missed the agents. Immediately he was himself shot and killed.
The last days were the French asked to look at the man who was in Strasbourg to him started shooting and three people fatally hit.
France is looking forward to ’detail’ Chekatt
Criminal and terrorist
Chekatt has a very extensive criminal record and was known as a ’gangster-jihadist’, a designation for criminals who also have extremist thoughts. In the prison he would be further radicalised. Chekatt was in the picture for security services.
Tuesday morning he had to report for a new moordonderzoek. Chekatt stayed away. When police later distributed came to take him home, he was gone. Were there grenades found. That evening he opened fire on passers-by near the christmas market.
Kerstmarktschutter Chekatt (29) has quite a criminal record
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