French Police Try to Catch Attack Suspect, Operation Ongoing

Police union officials identified the suspected assailant as Frenchman Cherif Chekatt, a 29-year-old with a thick police record for crimes including armed robbery and monitored as a suspected religious radical.

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STRASBOURG, France (AP) — French police conducted an intense but ultimately fruitless search operation Thursday in the Strasbourg neighborhood where a suspected gunman who killed three people and wounded 13 near a popular Christmas market was last seen. Security forces, including the elite Raid squad, took action in the Neudorf neighborhood based on “supposition only” that 29-year-old suspect Cherif Chekatt could have been hiding in a building nearby two days after the attack, a French…

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