Paris police station attacker identified by friends: investigation source

2016-01-08 19:55
(Michel Euler, AP)

(Michel Euler, AP)

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Paris - The man shot dead by police after trying to storm a Paris police station brandishing a meat cleaver has been identified by friends as a Tunisian named Tarek Belgacem, a source close to the investigation said on Friday.

The man, who was wearing a fake suicide vest in Thursday's attack, was arrested for theft in southern France in 2013 but was homeless without documents and had said at the time he was a Moroccan named Sallah Ali.

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