Islamic Terror Suspect Confronted, Killed in France

French National Police closed in on, confronted, and after a brief firefight, killed an Islamic terror suspect Thursday. They praised public input tweeting, "Thank you for your alerts which allowed us to find the wanted individual." (Getty Images)

CNN – The man responsible for the Strasbourg terror attack was killed by police Thursday after a two-day manhunt, a spokesman for the Paris prosecutor’s office said.

Cherif Chekatt, 29, is accused of killing three people and wounding 13 others in the terrorist attack near the Christmas market in Strasbourg. French prosecutors said the suspect shouted the Arabic phrase “Allahu Akbar,” meaning “God is greatest,” at the time of the attack.

Cherif Chekatt, 29<–Cherif Chekatt, 29
Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said police recognized a man who looked like Chekatt walking on the street . . . in Strasbourg on Thursday night and approached him. He opened fire on officers when they tried to question him, he said.


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