PARIS - According to sources at the French court in 2005, the suspect of the attack on the Champs-Élysées in Paris has already been sentenced to fifteen years for attempted slaughter. At that time he would have tried to bring three people, including two police officers.
For this reason, the man had long been in the sight of the French anti-terrorist services, according to the newspaper Le Parisien. It is unknown how long the man has been in prison. According to Le Parisien, the suspect is a 39-year-old Frenchman. Amaq, the press office associated with the Islamic State terrorist group reported earlier that the suspect of the attack is a Belgian with the nickname Abu Yousif al-Baljiki.
Due to the Thursday night attack on the Champs-Élysées, a police officer came to life and two agents became seriously injured. The police killed the perpetrator.