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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2014-06-03

A Paris court on Tuesday agreed to extend by 24 hours the detention of Mehdi Nemmouche, the prime suspect in the deadly Jewish Museum shooting in Brussels just over a week ago.

The demand, made by a French prosecutor earlier Tuesday, was a rare measure in France, to be applied only in cases where there is an “imminent” risk of attack or when the demand is regarded as necessary for international cooperation.

Nemmouche, a 29-year-old French national who spent more than a year in Syria where he is believed to have received training from Islamist militants, is suspected of walking into the Jewish Museum on May 24, gunning down staff and visitors with a Kalashnikov automatic rifle.

An Israeli couple, a French woman and a Belgian man died in the shooting.

The suspect was detained by customs officials at a bus station in the southern French city of Marseille on Friday when he arrived aboard a coach coming from Amsterdam via Brussels.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP)
 

Date created : 2014-06-03

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