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Suspected French Christmas Market Terrorist Identified as Another "Known Wolf"


The Washington Times reports that French Senior Interior Ministry official Laurent Nunez says 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt was monitored by authorities since 2015, when he was released from prison after having been radicalized.

Nunez also said that Chekatt was supposed to be arrested yesterday morning prior to his attack in relation to an attempted murder however, he was not home when authorities arrived.

The shooter, who shouted Allahu Akbar as he attacked innocent shoppers, has a long criminal record, having served prison time for robberies in Germany, France, and Switzerland over the years.

Hundreds of law enforcement officers have been hunting down the killer, who–according to officials–may have crossed into Germany.