Paris Shooting Investigation: Attack on Police
PARIS (AP) – Police have searched a home in a suburb east of Paris believed linked to the attack on police on the Champs-Elysees.
A police document obtained by The Associated Press identifies the address searched in the town of Chelles as the family home of Karim Cheurfi, a 39-year-old with a police record.
Two police officials told The AP that the chief suspect in Thursday’s attack is a 39-year-old from an eastern Paris suburb.
Police tape surrounded the quiet, middle-class neighborhood in Chelles early Friday, and worried neighbors expressed surprise at the searches.
Archive reports by French newspaper Le Parisien say that Cheurfi was convicted of attacking a police officer in 2001.
– Lori Hinnant in Paris and Nadine Achoui-Lesage in Chelles