Paris attacker identified

Paris attacker identified

PARIS: The man shot dead trying to attack a Paris police station on Thursday was convicted of theft in 2013, a source close to the investigation told AFP.

Investigators matched the man’s fingerprints with those on file for the convicted thief, a homeless man who identified himself at the time as Sallah Ali, born in the Moroccan city of Casablanca in 1995.

Earlier on Thursday, the man wielding a meat cleaver and carrying the emblem of the Islamic State group was shot dead as he tried to attack a police station in the French capital, a year to the day since jihadists killed 12 people at Charlie Hebdo newspaper.

He tried to enter the building in the northern 18th district of the French capital wearing what was at first thought to be an explosives vest, but was later found to be a fake.

News of the incident came just after President Francois Hollande concluded a sombre speech at police headquarters to mark the anniversary of the attack on the Paris office of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015.
[AFP]

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