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This is the supposed culprit

the LAST: The supposed perpetrator behind the skyteepisoden at the christmas market in Strasbourg yesterday named as 29-year-old Chérif Chekatt, according to Reuters. Five people are also arrested as a result of a number of politiaksjoner through the night. It is not confirmed that the supposed perpetrator is among them.

Chekatt is born in Strasbourg and has judgments against him in France and Germany, the enlightened minister of the interior on the night of Wednesday.

Three killed in the shooting at the christmas market in France

Wednesday morning progress a politiaksjon at the suspect's apartment with over 350 police officers and two helicopters.

Well-known to the police

Chekatt is very well known to the police from previous crimes. They should not be terrorism-related.

Man according to the news channel BFM TV born in Strasbourg, and would have been arrested earlier in the day in connection with a robbery.

He was not at home when the police were going to apprehend him.

the Man should be on the police's list of about 26 000 persons in France who have acted with extreme behavior.

Two killed and 14 injured

First was three people confirmed killed and 12 injured in connection with the skytespisoden at the christmas market in Strasbourg, France yesterday.

Wednesday morning adjusts the French authorities down the number killed to two people. Total is now 14 people injured.

France has raised the emergency levels to the highest and started terroretterforskning.

In 2000, it was planned a attentatforsøk towards the same christmas market. Since that time, the security around the christmas market have been particularly high, according to news agency AFP.

DIRECT: An unknown number of people are wounded after a shooting at a christmas market in Strasbourg, France. Video: AP Direct Show more Tourist from Thailand one of the slain

A 45-year-old tourist from Thailand is confirmed among those killed.

Anupong Suebsamarn was on vacation in the French city along with his wife, informs the thai ministry of foreign affairs.

Tried to apprehend the supposed perpetrator before the shooting,

the Couple came to Strasbourg on Tuesday, the same day that a man opened fire at the christmas market. In addition to Suebsamarn are two other people confirmed killed, and twelve are admitted to the hospital with injuries.

Suebsamarns wife survived the attack and has received assistance from the French authorities.

Mayor Roland Ries says he does not know how the perpetrator, "despite all the safety instructions", went through the security checks before he began to shoot at the christmas market in the city.

Stoltenberg condemns the Strasbourg-attack

Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg is among those who condemn the attack in Strasbourg on Twitter.

I condemn strongly the senseless attack in Strasbourg. My thoughts go out to the families and friends of those killed, and to all the injured. We stand together with France in the defense of our values and open societies.


It was after the shooting introduced a so-called lockdown in the city. Thousands of people have stayed at restaurants, sports arenas and other places in the city as a result of the shooting.

1-time got the most return home, and the EUROPEAN parliament the council members who live in the city to let politieskorter follow them home.

Strasbourg is located in the east of France, near the border to Germany.

Strasbourg: the Tourist (45) from Thailand one of those killed
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