The investigations to clarify the nature of the attack that occurred on Friday morning a few meters from the former headquarters of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo they continue in France. The main suspect, arrested after the event near the Plaza de la Batalla, would have “assumed his act”, carried out by the “anger against Charlie“ after your decision to republish cartoons of the prophet Muhammad, on the occasion of the opening of the judicial process against the attacks committed in January 2015.
Ali H., an 18-year-old man born in Islamabad (Pakistan), would be the author of the attack with White weapon which ended with two seriously injured, currently out of danger. According to a statement from the Val-d’Oise departmental council, the attacker would have arrived in France in August 2018 and the Social Assistance for Children (ASE) device of said department would have taken charge of him as a minor foreigner. “During their attendance within the framework of the social aid scheme, the services did not observe any sign of radicalization,” says the departmental council.
No hint of radicalization
The suspect “it is not an S token “-status with which individuals who pose a threat to the security of the State are designated, nor “is it known for acts of radicalization & rdquor; Islamist, assured the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, in the chain France 2. Although, the young man was known by the police authorities that “a month ago & rdquor; they would have admonished him for walking around with “a screwdriver & rdquor;, considered by the police as a weapon.
Throughout Friday afternoon, the criminal brigade of the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI) carried out several searches in the alleged homes of Ali H., one located in Pantin, north of the capital, and another in Cergy (Val-d’Oise). The five men arrested during the police intervention in PatinAccording to a source close to the investigation cited by France Info, they would be colleagues or former roommates of the main suspect. The authorities carried out another arrest in Cergy, the sixth man reportedly shared a social accommodation with Ali H. in that commune.
Second detainee, released
After the attack, the police detained a man in the vicinity of the scene of the incident. second suspect, a 33-year-old man of Algerian origin. According to his lawyer, questioned by the newspaper. The world He had no connection with the assailant and tried to stop him before reporting to the police. The man was set free Friday night.
At the moment, no jihadist organization has claimed responsibility for Ali H.’s attack, although it will be the National Antiterrorist Prosecutor’s Office in charge of investigating the event. The scene – in front of the former headquarters of Charlie Hebdo-, the moment chosen -in full judicial process against the attacks of January 2015-, and the objective of the attack -to end the lives of the two victims- are sufficient elements, according to the specialized prosecutor’s office, to open an investigation for ” attempted murder in connection with a terrorist company “and for” terrorist criminal association “.