The attacker, who killed a 30-year-old French policeman and wounded two of his colleagues in the Champs-Elysées on Monday evening, was known by the anti-terrorist police, local media reported.
Police raided the attacker’s address in Chill, a suburb of eastern Paris, AFP reported. Although the French authorities have yet to name the aggressor, the statement by Isis, who claimed responsibility for the attack, identified the attacker.
“The bomber in the Champs-Elysées in central Paris is Abu Yusuf, a Belgian who is a fighter in the Islamic state,” the statement said.Paris prosecutor Francois Mulins said he would reveal the identity of the divorced man on Friday (April 21) at a news conference. He confirmed that the officers were looking at the man’s house in Shill, and Sen-Marne, checking to see if he had partners.
The Associated Press said it had seen a police document identifying the police’s address, which was examined by the family of Karim Chorvi, who also allegedly uses the Belgian alias Abu Yousuf.
A police arrest warrant was issued on Thursday warning a dangerous person “who came to France by train from Belgium on Thursday,” Reuters reported. It was not clear whether the man wanted in the arrest warrant was the attacker in the Champs-Elysées or was linked to the shooting, it added.
The French news agency reported that French anti-terrorism police knew the dead attacker. They alleged that the French-born French-born terrorist had opened fire on two police officers in 2001 after being caught in a stolen car.
Local media quoted police sources as saying the attacker was released early from a high-security prison after his appeal. They also claimed that Abu Yusuf was the registered owner of the gray vehicle used in the attack in the Champs-Elysées.
The last post on the Twitter page at the Ministry of the Interior asks the public: “Do not post any misleading information, just share information coming from a trusted source.”Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre Henri Brandeit said the shooting at the Champs-Elysées occurred around 9 pm local time when a car stopped in front of a police car.
A man came out of the car and opened fire on the truck with an “automatic weapon”, killing an officer immediately. The attacker fled and managed to shoot and injure two other policemen. Brandit said another gunman was shot dead later.