France: Muslim terrorist behind Strasbourg Christmas Market attack shot and eliminated by Police
BREAKING: The Muslim terrorist behind the Strasbourg Christmas Market terror attack has reportedly been shot and eliminated by Police during a raid.
The news comes after armed cops carried out a major security operation in the district of Neudorf as they continued their hunt for the terrorist.
Police were on guard across the German border for a French number plate on a Ford belonging to the terrorist’s mother, in which he could have fled the country.
Swiss police are also said to have increased their security amid fears he was fleeing across Europe.
Chekatt murdered three people and wounded 13 while shouting “allahu akbar” during a terror attack at the Strasbourg Christmas Market. Five of the injured still in critical condition.
The Strasbourg-born Muslim terrorist was known to authorities for radicalization.
Police revealed that his criminal record includes 25 court convictions, including many for armed robbery. He had been listed as a ‘threat to the state’ by the French security services.
As officers searched for the terrorist it emerged that they had found jihadist literature at his apartment, as well as a grenade, a loaded rifle, and four knives.
On Thursday local media revealed that during a prison stay in 2008, Chekatt hung a picture of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden on his wall.