This isn’t getting the media play that the jihadi’s claim that he was just trying to rob passengers got. Hmmm. Now, why is that?
The armed man accused of attacking an Amsterdam-to-Paris practice final week watched a video calling for Jihad earlier than boarding the practice, officers stated at present.
Alleged gunman Ayoub El-Khazzani watched the video on his cellphone, they added, which was activated the identical day of the assault.
He additionally belonged to a recognized radical mosque, French Prosecutor Francois Molins stated at a information convention immediately.
He was armed with an AKM assault rifle, cutter and pistol Friday, and used all of the weapons in his battle with the passengers, Molins stated. Two individuals suffered critical accidents within the assault through which three People helped disarm and subdue the gunman.
El-Khazzani is dealing with expenses of tried murder within the context of a terrorism investigation, possession of unlawful weapons and participation in a terrorist group, Molins stated.
Molins stated the assault appeared premeditated as a result of El-Khazzani purchased a first-class ticket costing 149 euros, or about $172, and refused to buy a less expensive ticket on one other practice. El-Khazzani additionally had no credible rationalization for a way he obtained the cash for a first-class ticket and the way he obtained the weapons, Molins stated.
Investigations are persevering with, Molins stated. El-Khazzani has refused to reply questions since Monday, Molins stated.
El-Khazzani, who was born in Morocco, has a Spanish residence card, however claimed he has no fastened house, Molins stated at present.
Authorities raided his sister’s house in Belgium Monday and decided El-Khazzani had stayed there lately, though he has denied it, Molins stated.
El-Khazzani was taken into custody Friday when the practice stopped in Arras, , about two hours northeast of Paris.
El-Khazzani’s first lawyer, Sophie David, advised ABC Information in a telephone interview that El-Khazzani denied planning an assault and stated he needed to rob passengers and escape by leaping off the practice. The suspect additionally denied any ties or affiliation to terror teams or radical Islam, David stated….