Paris Champs-Elysees attack: Weapons stash found at attacker's home

Investigators have found a stash of weapons at the home of a man killed while ramming a car loaded with guns and a gas canister into a police van on Paris's Champs-Elysees.

AFP June 20, 2017 16:05:41 IST
Paris Champs-Elysees attack: Weapons stash found at attacker's home

Paris: Investigators have found a stash of weapons at the home of a man killed while ramming a car loaded with guns and a gas canister into a police van on Paris's Champs-Elysees, a source close to the probe said Tuesday.

Adam Dzaziri, a 31-year-old who had been on a watchlist for radical Islamists, had at least nine weapons, including two pistols and a Kalashnikov-type assault rifle, the source said.

The revelation of the discovery came after Prime Minister Edouard Philippe expressed dismay that Dzaziri was able to have a gun permit despite being on a jihadist watchlist.

"What I know at this stage is that the first weapons permit was given before this individual was flagged up," he said in an interview with BFM television and RMC radio on Tuesday.

He added that "nobody can be satisfied — and certainly not me" that Dzaziri had still been able to possess dangerous weapons.

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