- Associated Press
Thursday, April 20, 2017

Police have searched a home in a suburb east of Paris believed linked to the attack on police on the Champs-Elysees.

A police document obtained by The Associated Press identifies the address searched in the town of Chelles as the family home of Karim Cheurfi, a 39-year-old with a police record.


Two police officials told The AP that the chief suspect in Thursday’s attack is a 39-year-old from an eastern Paris suburb.


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Police tape surrounded the quiet, middle-class neighborhood in Chelles early Friday, and worried neighbors expressed surprise at the searches.

Archive reports by French newspaper Le Parisien say that Cheurfi was convicted of attacking a police officer in 2001.


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