VIDEO – Egyptian Abdullah Reda El-Hamahmy is the alleged perpetrator of the attack against the military operation Sentinel at the Carroussel du Louvre, on 3 February last, in Paris. He was indicted on Friday, including attempted murder in connection with a terrorist enterprise.
Abdallah El-Hamahmy, the presumed author of the attack against the military patrol at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, was indicted on Friday, including attempted murder in connection with a terrorist enterprise, according to a justice source. This Egyptian 29-year-old was served his indictment by a judge of anti-terrorism at the european hospital Georges Pompidou in Paris, where he is being treated. On February 3, he had been seriously wounded by gunfire response of the military during his attack. A judge will rule on his pretrial detention at a later time. He has been indicted for attempts of assassinations on the people agents of the public authority in relation to a terrorist enterprise and conspiracy criminal terrorist, said the justice source. Because of her state of health, it could only be briefly heard by the investigators.
He explained Monday, have “acted of his own free will”, “without having been sponsored” by the group jihadist islamic State when it has penetrated into the Carrousel du Louvre. According to him, it has entered the museum to carry out a symbolic action against France, in degrading works with spray paint actually found in his backpack, according to a source close to the investigation. This version is in contradiction with its arrival on the scene Friday morning, when, armed with a machete in each hand, he rammed into the military patrol, shouting, “Allah Akbar”.
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The investigators seek to understand the backgrounds and motivations of this young man, a graduate in law and commercial framework in a business in the united arab Emirates (uae). It was legally entered as a tourist in France on the 26th of January from Dubai. He then stayed in accommodation weekly rental close to the Champs-Élysées. A journey prepared for a long time: the apartment, paid 1700 euros, had been booked online in June, well before the tourist visa lodged end of October. Another item that has puzzled investigators: a car that he had rented in Paris and has hardly circulated.
The surveillance footage shows that the man had come already, on the morning of 29 January, five days before his failed attack on the Carousel and then in the museum, where he had been on a guided tour. The investigators also discovered that he had sent from France two mandates of € 5,000 on 31 January and 1 February to an egyptian friend based in Poland, according to a source close to the investigation. To date, no claim has occurred and no allegiance to a group jihadist was not found. But the investigators have, however, found one of his tweets containing an extract of a speech of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the former spokesman of the AR, was killed by a strike of the coalition antidjihadiste in Syria.