Chérif Chekatt, the 29-year-old Strasbourg-born man currently wanted as the chief suspect for the deadly street shooting spree in the city on Tuesday evening when two people were killed and 13 others wounded, had served prison sentences for 27 different convictions in France, Germany and Switzerland, notably for armed robbery and assault, and was, according to the French interior ministry, drawn to radical Islamic circles while in jail.
More than 700 French police and security personnel are involved in the search for a 29-year-old man, who had been monitered by internal intelligence services as a potential terrorist risk, after two people were killed and 13 others wounded, one of who was left brain-dead, in a shooting on Tuesday evening the streets of the eastern city of Strasbourg.
A gunman identified on CCTV footage, and reportedly known to French internal intelligence services as a supporter of radical Islamic movements, has evaded arrest after three people were shot dead and at least 12 others wounded on the streets of the city of Strasbourg in eastern France, when an army security patrol wounded the 29-year-old before his escape.
Three young American men –Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone – who overpowered a 25-year-old Moroccan national armed with an assault rifle on a Paris-bound Thalys high-speed train in August 2015 have been cast by Clint Eastwood to play themselves in a film about the events.
Police said they believed a gangland dispute was behind the wounding of three people, including a teenager, outside an underground railway station in Lille, north-east France, by one or more assailants who fled the scene.
Six of the 75 Czech tourists on the coach were wounded when two shots from a hunting rifle for unknown reasons smashed the vehicle's windows.
No-one was reported wounded when the gunman, who police said appeared to be drunk, fired shots near the Rue du Faubourg du Temple.
Three US passengers who disarmed Thalys gunman said survival instinct drove them, that assailant appeared untrained and events felt 'very unreal'.
Arrested gunman's given identity is that of a 26-year-old Moroccan known to Spanish, French authorities for links to radical Islamist movement.
The three young men, two of whom are servicemen, restrained the gunman who had begun shooting in a carriage of the train carrying 554 passengers.
Three people were wounded, one seriously, after a man with Kalashnikov, pistol and knife was overpowered and arrested on the Thalys train in France.
The practising Muslim from Mali said his actions were those that any human should take for others facing threats from a common enemy.
Dieudonné, previously convicted for inciting anti-Semitism, posted support for gunman who last week murdered four in a Paris kosher store.
Lassana Bathily ushered about 15 people into basement room and turned off power and lights after the gunman burst into kosher supermarket.