Thursday, 8 January 2015

Suspect Surrenders!

EIGHTEEN-year-old Hamyd Mourad is reported to have surrendered to police today, when he walked into a police station in Charleville-Mézières, about 145 miles northeast of Paris.  The other two suspects Said and Cherif Kouachi, aged 34 and 32, are still on th run.
News reports suggest that the brothers are known to the French intelligence services.  They are also said to have been born in Paris, bringing concerns that home-grown Muslim extremists are responsible for the killings in the offices  the satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, that left twelve people dead, including the editor, prominent cartoonists and police officers. The attack is regarded as the deadliest in post-war France.
Officials said late Wednesday that the two the suspects on the run were brothers.

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