The members of the Parisian military police (gendarmerie) carried out a search in the house of the terrorist who attacked a police van on the eve on the Champs Elysees and shot during spetsoperatsii, and found a cache of weapons and ammunition.
About it writes on Tuesday, June 20, the website of the TV channel France24, citing a source in law enforcement bodies.
31-year-old terrorist, whose name the press is not yet manifest, appeared in the «list’s», where security personnel make the names of supporters of radical Islam. However, the attacker was the holder of a license to carry firearms.
Earlier in the car model of Renault Megane was found gas cylinders, a Kalashnikov, a pistol and ammunition, said channel BFM TV.
Edouard Philippe, the head of the government of France believes that the license to carry firearms were issued to the offender before he got into the field of security services. However, the fact that a jihadi is not selected a license, he regards as a mistake of law enforcement.
Yesterday it was reported that hitting a police van in the Champs Elysees area was intentional and is an act of terror. The Paris Prosecutor’s office opened a case about the terrorist attack.
Recall that the French police is on high alert for the second year, after a series of attacks in the capital.
Earlier this month an unknown attacker armed with a hammer, attacked the police guarding the Cathedral of Notre Dame (Notre Dame de Paris), and tried to stab him.
French police have classified the assault as a terrorist attack. The causes and circumstances of this crime are investigated by the police Department for the fight against terrorism.
In April of this year, intelligence agencies of France failed to prevent the attack, which was to occur at the final stage of the presidential campaign. Two suspects were arrested.
Earlier this month, on the Champs Elysees was an attack on police in which one guardian of order was killed and his colleague injured. Media reported that investigators found during inspection of the scene on the Champs Elysees a note that mentions the IG.