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Two suspects under formal investigation over Paris airport attack
March 25, 2017 / 11:32 AM / 8 months ago

Two suspects under formal investigation over Paris airport attack

PARIS (Reuters) - Two men were jailed and put under formal investigation overnight on suspicion of helping a man who attacked an army patrol at a Paris airport a week ago, a judicial source said on Saturday.

People pay their respects under a commemorative plaque next to the "La Belle Equipe" bar and restaurant in Paris, France, November 13, 2016, after a ceremony held for the victims of last year's Paris attacks which targeted the Bataclan concert hall as well as a series of bars and killed 130 people. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Ziyed Ben Belgacem, 39, had shouted he was there to “die for Allah” when he tried to seize an assault rifle from an air force member on patrol at Orly airport, before being shot dead by other soldiers.

The two men under investigation, one of whom was born in 1986, are suspected of having helped Ben Belgacem obtain the air pistol he put to the soldier’s head.

Reporting by Emmanuel Jarry; Writing by Ingrid Melander; Editing by Andrew Callus and Mark Potter

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