French Muslim Beheader Yassin Salhi Was ‘Known Wolf’ Islamist Well-Known by Authorities
French Islamist Yassin Salhi, the suspect in a beheading at a factory owned by an American company near Lyon, France, had been known to authorities for his connections to the Salafist networks in the area since 2006.
Yassin had previously been investigated in 2006.
Yassin Salhi aged 35, had previously been investigated in 2006 for radicalisation and links to the Salafist movement https://t.co/Xlqp5ez3tV
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PJ Media posted details of the attack:
** A person rammed a car into the premises of a factory owned by U.S. company Air Products in the town of Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, triggering an explosion.
** Police have said a decapitated head was found at the site, along with a flag bearing Arabic writing, although there was uncertainty about how the man was decapitated and where. The head was also covered in ** Arabic writing, according to authorities and media reports.
** The attacker got out of the car to go into the factory and attempt to cause more explosions.
** Firefighters arrived to hear him shouting “Allahu Akbar!” (Allah is great)
They managed to surround him and keep him there until police arrived to arrest him.