The French police have arrested a mane for his possible complicity with the Author of the Islamist attack Thursday in Nice, in which three people were killed with a knife in a church from the city.
“A 47-year-old man is suspected of having been in contact with the author,” a judicial source told Efe that did not give further details. The terrorista, Brahim Aoussaui, shot down by police officers as he was about to attack them, he was hospitalized in serious condition. The author is 21 years old and of Tunisian nationality and arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa on September 20 following the migratory route from the central Mediterranean.
According to a document from the Italian Red Cross that he was carrying, and which the French authorities consider authentic, the October 9 in the port of Bari (southern Italy).
The investigation is now focused on finding out how it came to France from Bari and his “possible complicities”, said the national antiterrorist prosecutor, Jean-François Ricard. The terrorist entered and within half an hour he murdered his three victims with a large knife: a 60-year-old parishioner who was almost beheaded, the 55-year-old sacristan of the temple, and a 44-year-old woman.
The latter was Brazilian, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of that country, and was able to leave the temple very serious injury to request help and raise the alarm, before dying from “multiple stab wounds,” the prosecutor explained.
This is the third Islamist terrorist attack with a knife that France suffers in just over a month, after on September 25 a Pakistani seriously injured two people near the old headquarters of the weekly Charlie Hebdo and on October 16 a Russian-Chechen beheaded a teacher who showed Muhammad cartoons in class.