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Strasbourg gunman spent time in Basel prison

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Dec. 13, 2018

Its been confirmed the man on the run from French police after a deadly shooting in Strasbourg which killed three has spent time in prison in Basel.

twitter/GendamerieNationale Strasbourg gunman spent time in Basel prison

The 29 year old man, identified as Chérif Chekatt, was arrested in Switzerland for burglary with violence. But Swiss authorities say there was no terrorist connection.

The man has also been jailed in France and Germany. It’s believed he was radicalized in prison.

He fired on Christmas shoppers on Tuesday as well as using a knife.


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