Sunday, June 28, 2015

Attack in Isère: the suspect admits the murder of his employer – The World

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  • explosion occurred the morning of Friday, June 26 in the chemical plant Air Products in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, in Isère. A vehicle entered the factory and then hit the gas cylinders.
  • A decapitated body was found on the gate of the factory in a “setting macabre scene” .
  • suspect, Yassin Salhi, was arrested . The man had been stuck in 2006, but the record was not renewed in 2008. His wife and sister were arrested Friday and released Sunday.
  • The terrorism prosecutor has seized of the survey.
Anti-terrorist police went to the suspect for the attack in Isère, Yassin Salhi at his home Sunday afternoon in Saint-Priest, near Lyon, & quot; to go and take his passport & quot ;.

mute since Early in his custody, Yassin Salhi, prime suspect for the attack against a factory in Isère and the beheading of his employer, began to speak Saturday night. Indeed, he acknowledged the murder and the attempted attack against the factory, but the hearings are just beginning and his motives are still unclear. On Sunday, the suspect left Lyon, where he was previously interrogated, for the headquarters of anti-terrorist police near Paris. The custody of his wife and her sister were lifted.

On Saturday, close to the matter said that Yassin Salhi took a self-portrait with the head of the victim and sent the photo to a . corresponding

Two photos were found in her phone, according to information from the World : a head of one victim and a second Yassin Salhi posing with. These photos were taken prior to macabre scene on the company’s fence.

selfie was sent by the WhatsApp instant messaging application to a Canadian number, which would have served to relay a recipient in Syria, according to a source familiar with the matter cited by AFP.

Canada has collaborated in the French survey to try to find the recipient of this selfie, had said Saturday night Jean Christophe de le Rue, spokesman for the Canadian Minister of Public Safety

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In France, the first results of the autopsy, which took place Saturday, have failed to bring the expected clarification of the sequence of events. The autopsy was particular to verify that the body had been beheaded after the death of this man of 54, who was the patron of Yassin Salhi, Rhône used in its transport business since 2015.

traces of asphyxiation by strangulation and sticking were observed, which suggests imagining a struggle. But “forensic findings do not allow at this stage in the state of the examinations, to say when the victim died: after asphyxia after slaughter, or because of decapitation” , explained a source close to the matter told AFP, adding that further tests would be carried out.

Weapon dummy

According to a source close to the case, the police seized from the father of three children, in Saint-Priest, near Lyon, computer, tablet and mobile phone. But they found no explosives or radical propaganda material or weapons – outside two knives, one found at the plant, and a toy gun, a toy, suggesting Yassin could remove Sahli the entrepreneur under threat before killing him.

They have not found evidence to involve accomplices or establish how far he had prepared his act. “We do not know if it’s a fundamentalist who has lost it or if we are facing a real terrorist , says a source close to the investigation. The investigators wonder whether this is not just a criminal process. “ They also lack of evidence that the absences of Yassin Salhi correspond to trips abroad. The suspect must be transferred to the day Sunday in the offices of the anti-terrorist police near Paris

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