Associate of Strasbourg attack suspect brought before judge





Paris - An associate of the suspect in last week's deadly gun and knife rampage in Strasbourg is to be brought before a judge, the Paris prosecutor's office said on Monday.



 
The man is suspected of providing alleged gunman Cherif Chekkat with a handgun used in the attack, according to a source close to the case.
The death toll following the December 11 attack on Strasbourg's Christmas market stood at five on Monday after a Polish national died of his injuries.
Chekatt, 29, was shot dead by police on Thursday after an intense manhunt. Prosecutors are treating the incident as a terrorist attack.
Four members of Chekatt's family and two other associates were held for questioning after the shooting. They have since been released, according to reports in French media.

 


Monday, December 17th 2018
(dpa)
           


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