The suspect (29) has killed three people and injured 13 others at a Christmas market.
He had been imprisoned in Germany in 2016-2017 for theft charges and deported to france. French authorities identified the suspect attacker as Cherif Chekatt. He has been known as a radical Islamist to authorithies. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner stated “The government has raised its security threat to the highest level and is bolstering border controls,”. Christmas Markets will now have extra security to prevent copycat attacks.