Paris assailant had seven identities but is yet unknown

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A sign outside a Paris police station, the site of a shooting scene after a man carrying a knife attempted to enter the station on 07 January, prompting police officers to open fire on him and kill him, in the Goutte d'Or area, northern Paris, France, 08 January 2016. A man was shot dead outside a Paris police station after apparently attacking the facility, amid fears that the incident might be an act of terrorism. Luc Poignant of the police union said the man allegedly shouted 'Allah is great' as he approached the facility. The incident came on the one-year anniversary of an Islamist attack on the offices of satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo that prompted three days of terror and shootings in the city, ultimately resulting in 17 civilian deaths and the deaths of three Islamists as police closed in on them.

Paris assailant had seven identities but is yet unknown


The lone assailant who attacked a police station in Paris with a butcher’s knife in Barbès neighborhood on Thursday, January 7th had a criminal record. He had arrests for drug dealing, assault, firearm possession, and sexual harassment. But, his identity is yet to be established with confidence.

According to a statement on Sunday, German investigators are aware of seven of his assumed identities. French officials matched the fingerprints to a Sallah Ali, born in 1995 in Morocco, but he had...


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