Suspect behind attack on police near Paris pledged allegiance to Islamic State

The suspect rammed a car into two police motorcyclists near Paris. — Reuters pic
The suspect rammed a car into two police motorcyclists near Paris. — Reuters pic

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PARIS, April 28 — The individual suspected of carrying out an attack on police forces in a Paris suburb earlier this week had pledged allegiance to Islamic State, the French anti-terror prosecutor’s department said today.

The department said a knife had been found in the suspect’s vehicle, as well as a letter pledging loyalty to Islamic State.

Today, the 29-year old French national rammed a car into two police motorcyclists in the suburb of Colombes, near Paris, leaving them in hospital with wounds. The suspect is currently being held in custody. — Reuters

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