Terror suspect 'wanted to burn down Charlie Hebdo office – but did not know it had moved'

A knife attacker who centered the previous place of job of Paris-based satirical mag Charlie Hebdo sought after to set them on hearth with white spirit, French prosecutors have stated.

Jean-Francois Ricard instructed a information convention that the Pakistani suspect didn’t know that the newsletter had moved when the violent incident came about ultimate Friday.

The person used to be sporting 3 bottles filled with white spirit on the time, Mr Ricard added.

Armed officers were seen patrolling the road after the attack on Friday
Armed officials had been noticed patrolling the street after the assault on Friday

A complete of 7 other folks were arrested in the case of the incident, which came about within the east of the capital.

Two other folks had been wounded in what’s being handled as an Islamist extremist assault.

Mr Ricard stated a photograph of the suspect’s passport on his telephone confirmed he used to be 25-years-old, reasonably than 18 as he initially claimed.

Charlie Hebdo got here beneath assault in 2015, when gunmen stormed its places of work and killed 12 workers after it revealed caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed.

The satirical newsletter reprinted the caricatures previous this 12 months forward of the trial into the assaults.

The pair who had been injured in ultimate week’s incident labored for the Premieres Lignes manufacturing corporate, and had been out of doors having a smoke ruin.

Corporate co-founder Luc Hermann stated on Saturday that the person and girl had been nonetheless in medical institution on Saturday, however added their situation used to be “reassuring”.

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