Transcript for Paris police killer suspect identified, had criminal history
It was absolute chaos. Can it. Folded bald people get your history you were going down. The attacks started Thursday night just after 9 PM on the city's famous abbey linked gunmen pulling up alongside a police vehicle getting out and opening fire. Police calling it in military style weapons. Right over here about ten feet from the shooter. We saw the shooter. In black pit of a black rifle. It looked like they are fifteen. If it's satellite they are fifteen degree he rang out about ten shots towards the police on the road. And it. At that time my wife yelled run. The attacker killed one police officer wounded two others as well as a bystander. Investigators found a shotgun and ninth inside the cat car. The suspect was shot dead 839 year old man from an eastern suburb of Paris. He reportedly spent years in prison for attempting to kill two police officers released in 2015. And earlier this here hold back in for questioning but there wasn't enough to hold him and no sign of radicalization. Immediately a claim of responsibility from ice this thing the attacker was Belgian not French but. But the Paris prosecutor's thing they know the attackers identity that are with holding until they determine whether the gunman had accomplices. And traffic is flowing again honest John Bailey say security beefed up al-Qaeda sending. Hotly contested presidential election here are the candidates were actually in the middle of the debate last night landing is broke. The biggest issues on the table there with how to prevent terror attacks like this. Molly and Terry eighteen it impair.
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