3 arrested over links to ISIS terrorist who murdered French police officer and his wife
Three people have been arrested over links to the killer of a French police officer and his wife, according to police sources.
Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and his wife Jessica Schneider, were killed at their suburban home in Magnanville, west of Paris, last week.
The 42-year-old police commander was found with nine stomach wounds in what French president Francois Hollande described as undeniably a terror attack.
Police raided the family home in the early hours of the morning, and shot dead terrorist Larossi Abballa after a number of failed negotiations.
The sole survivor was the couple’s three-year-old son.
Following his rescue, a spokesman for the Paris Interior Ministry said the child was “extremely shocked but otherwise unharmed”,
He added that the murder was “an abject terrorist attack”.
Shortly after the attack, eye-witnesses claimed knife-wielding terrorist shouted “Allahu Akhbar”.
A source close to the case said: “it’s said he shouted Allahu Akhbar during the attack, and spoke about his membership of ISIS.”
The terrorist had previous links to ISIS, after sentenced to three years in 2013 for “association with criminals preparing terrorist attacks.”
Despite his conviction, he spent only a few months in prison.