Paris attacker was known to cops as a terror threat

Paris attacker was known to cops as a terror threat

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June 19, 2017

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French authorities say the man who rammed a car full of explosives into a police van on the Champs-Elysees on Monday was already flagged as a potential terrorist, according to reports.

The attacker was a 31-year-old man from the Paris suburb of Argenteuil who has an “S” file — which means cops believed he had possible ties to extremism, officials told the AP.

The man died in the collision, police said.

 

 

Paris has been under a state of emergency since 2015 after a spate of jihadist attacks — including one on the Champs-Elysees just two months ago, when terrorists killed a cop and wounded two others.

The designation is set to expire next month, but Interior Minister Gerard Collomb says Monday’s attack shows it is “still needed” and he’ll now introduce a bill to extend it to November, the AP reports.

 

Original article courtesy of New York Post.

 

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