Terrorhotnivån height in France
Three people have been killed after a man opened fire at a christmas market in the French Strasbourg.
Police and antiterrorstyrkor chasing the suspected offender, Chekatt Cherif, 29, who reportedly would have been arrested for murder on Tuesday.
According to French media, the man has links to radical islamistmiljöer.
the Ep is closed with the reason of the event.
A person opened fire at the 20-time on Tuesday night at a christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg.
There has been conflicting information about the death toll. At 11.30 on Wednesday, informs the authorities that three people died and 13 people have been injured in the attack. A short time before had lowered the death toll to two, but during the night said that three people died, and last night four. No explanation has been provided.
Skadeläget is serious for the majority of the injured.
Registered on säkerhetslista
the Shooting occurred at a christmas market at Place Kleber in the central parts of the city.
Heavily armed police blocked off the area and launched the hunt for the shooter, who is still on the loose. He must have been wounded after a shootout with French antiterrorstyrkor, writes AFP. According to the sources, to BFM TV should the shooter have fled from the scene in a taxi.
350 police officers and two helicopters participated in the search for the shooter, told the interior minister Christophe Castaner at a press conference during the night. A special terroristutredning has begun, antiterrorinsatsen Sentinelle and forces the Raid and the BRI has been pressed.
the Offender has been identified as a Chekatt Cherif, 29. He was born in Strasbourg and known by the police since earlier. Sources for the AFP says that the man was suspected of murder and would have been arrested in the Tuesday morning.
Increase security at christmas markets
the French interior minister, said for Reuters that the man is registered on the ”Fiche S”, a säkerhetslista. According to BFM TV, the man has links to radical islamists in Strasbourg.
the Security level of terrorist threat is raised, and border controls strengthened after the deed. At all christmas markets, there will be enhanced security, the Russian minister of the interior.
In the night should the police have done a search of the 29-see her bold fashion residence, but he kept getting away with it. On the site you should have anträffat explosives, said BFM TV.
Large parts of Strasbourg's city centre was evacuated by the police, which calls on residents to keep calm. Public transport was shut down and authorities put out a call for people in Strasbourg to stay inside and not go out.
Prime minister Stefan Löfven has, via the official Twitterkontot gone out with their support to the victims in France:
”Condolences to the victims and their families after the senseless attack in Strasbourg, which we strongly condemn. Sweden stands with France”.
the EU parliament in ”lock down”
a number of Swedish meps were in Strasbourg.
Swedish mep Fredrick Federley wrote on Facebook on Tuesday night that the european Parliament closed.
”the european Parliament is now in lock down. Luckily I got out,” he writes.
the Swedes who are in Strasbourg, invited by the state Department to follow the authorities ' instructions and advice.
"We have no indication that there are swedes among the injured or deceased," says Magdalena Nergården, at the foreign MINISTRY's press office.
the Green party mep, Jakop Dalunde was inside at the european Parliament in Strasbourg during the Tuesday night.
He tells us that the building was closed, and that no person could get in or out.
"We have not received any other information is a short message per email, there have not been any formal information," he says.
However, Jakop Dalunde (MP) told him during the Tuesday evening that work had progressed and that he would participate in a planned debate during the evening.
" But I feel sorry for my staff who can't leave and the people who live here in Strasbourg.
Flags are flying at half mast
the christmas market, a popular tourist destination, which usually have hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, is set during the Wednesday. As well as several other planned cultural events, said mayor Roland Ries, on Twitter.
Flags will fly at half mast and a kondoleansbok to be presented at the city's town hall.
All the schools in Strasbourg will receive the students who want to come in during the morning. In the lower grades will, however, no teaching is to be held, said the mayor.