December 11th, 2018 Strasbourg, France

  • 2018-12-13
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN staff
A gunman shouting "Allahu Akbar" killed four people and injured 13, one of whom is brain dead, at one of Europe's busiest Christmas markets before escaping. 

Over 700 police officers and soldiers locked down the provincial city of Strasbourg in an intensive manhunt for the suspect, 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt.

Chekatt a had long rap sheet from arrests throughout France and Germany and had become radicalized in jail.

Yesterday, officers noticed a man whose description matched that of Chekatt. After the officers identified themselves, the man turned around, brandishing a gun and fired at them.

The police returned fire, killing Chekatt.

Seven people – including most of Chekatt's immediate family – were arrested in connection to the attack.

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