Attack of Strasbourg, Cherif Chekatt always on the run. He was arrested 27 times

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:20:45 +0100

Cherif Chekatt, the 29-year-old man who was responsible for the attack on Tuesday night at the Christmas market in Strasbourg, also continued on Wednesday; 3 people died in the assault and 14 were injured (9 serious). Among the injured is Antonio Megalizzi: the young Italian journalist is in resuscitation after one of the shots exploded by Cherif has reached the head. (Here's what we know so far) Cherif had received the "S" classification as a radicalized element but had precedents only for common crimes: in his past there are as many as 27 arrests not only in France but also in Switzerland and Germany. In the morning the prosecutor Remy Heitz gave more details on the dynamics of the facts and on the figure of the terrorist. During the action he shouted Allah Akbar, the cry now become a sort of instantaneous and global claim on the matrix of these murders. Still in the hours following the assault on the Rue des Grand Arches, four other people were arrested: among them also the father and two brothers of the killer. Hundreds of policemen are participating in the research.