The man who on January 7 was killed for trying to break into a police station in Montmartre, in Paris, armed with a knife and a fake explosive belt came from Germany, more specifically, from an apartment in a shelter for asylum seekers in Recklinghausen. French investigators who have recently transmitted an informative report to the German police are sure of it. Yesterday went to the scene right in the raid shelter for refugees. The agents of the North Rhine-Westphalia have specified in a note last night, that he acted on the basis of “evidence” obtained from the French safety authorities.
The results of the blitz still need to be evaluated with the French counterpart, but there is no evidence of a plan on possible terrorist attacks. At the moment, German police does not divulge more information, not to damage the ongoing investigation. French investigators are still trying to understand what were the real intentions of the man. The head of the investigation, Francois Molins, said that on a piece of paper found on the corpse there was an oath of allegiance to the Caliph and said that “his action is connected to the deaths in Syria.” The man had a mobile phone with a German sim card, he added. The attack took place during the commemorations in Paris a year after the attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo at the hand of Islamic extremists who killed 12 people, including some well-known designers.