Man who beheaded French teacher named as Moscow-born, ethnic Chechen asylum seeker – prosecutor

The suspect in Friday’s “Islamic terrorist attack” near Paris was an ethnic Chechen whose family sought asylum in France, the country’s prosecutor has said. The man posted an image of the teacher he beheaded and fired at officers.

The 18-year-old murder suspect, who was shot dead after a brief shootout with police in the town of Eragny, “enjoyed a refugee status” and “held a residence permit issued on March 4 and valid until March 2030,” anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-François Ricard said on Saturday.

He added that the teen was unknown to authorities and had no convictions except for “cases of damage to public property and violence in meetings” when he was a minor.

The ethnic Chechen’s family apparently emigrated to France from Russia in the 2000s.

https://www.rt.com/news/503798-prosecutor-paris-suburb-beheading-chechen/

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