French security forces fully mobilised to protect elections after Paris shooting - PM

Donald Trump Karim Cheurfi Paris

Two French officials said the gunman had been detained towards the end of February after speaking threateningly about the police, but he was then released due to a lack of evidence. 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.

The Paris prosecutor's office leading the investigation of the Champs-Elysees gun attack says investigators found a pump-action shotgun and knives in the gunman's vehicle.

It was unclear how the election would be impacted by the shooting, which came days after two men were arrested in Marseille on suspicion of plotting an imminent attack.

A source close to the French investigation said the 35-year-old man being questioned in Antwerp, described as "very dangerous", had been sought by Belgian police as part of a separate probe.

Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said security forces, including elite units, were fully mobilised ahead of Sunday's presidential poll.

It identified the attacker as one of its soldiers naming him as Abu Yousif, the Belgian.

Thursday's deadly attack, the first in France since a priest was killed last July, comes after a series of attacks in Europe in the last month, targeting a Stockholm department store, the British parliament in London and the underground train system in Saint Petersburg.

The famous shopping street in the heart of the city, which is usually teaming with tourists and Parisians, was blocked by armed police and metro stations in the area were closed.

Brandet said the attacker used an automatic weapon and aimed at a parked police van before he was killed by other police officers at the scene. The statement said the attacker is a Belgian national.

Adam Warlock Was Originally in 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2'
The physical CD is now available for pre-order HERE. Thealbum was certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. The film opens in US theaters on May 5, 2017.

The gunman was killed by security forces on the Champs-Elysees.

Authorities are trying to determine whether "one or more people" might have helped the attacker, Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet said at the scene of the shooting.

A male suspect got out of a vehicle and directly targeted police, ministry spokesman Pierre Henry Brandet said, adding that the driver was believed to be on the loose.

Conservative candidate Francois Fillon and Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front, stressed their tough law-and-order stances - while centrist front-runner Emmanuel Macron stressed he also was up to the challenge.

Speaking in Indonesia Friday, US Vice President Mike Pence said the attack was just the latest reminder "that terrorism can strike anywhere at any time".

Police sources said the man was known to intelligence services.

After the 2015 San Bernardino, California, attack, Trump announced a proposed "complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States", a statement that has since haunted his administration as it attempted to institute a ban on immigration from several Muslim-majority countries.

"Wait and see attitude is likely to prevail in the last trading day before the first round of the French elections; with yesterday's events in Paris adding to uncertainty", chipped in analysts at Unicredit.

Leading presidential candidates have urged greater counterterrorism measures in a campaign already under a state of emergency.

Related News:

  • Aaron Hernandez's brain to be donated for CTE studies, lawyer say

    Baez declined to say whether he or the family believed brain damage from Hernandez's playing days led him to kill himself. Attorneys for Lloyd's mother have placed an attachment on the house as part of their civil suit against Hernandez.

    Pacers fall in 0-3 hole after blowing huge lead

    The Cavaliers got to within 77-62 early in the third quarter, but the Pacers quickly pushed their lead back to 20. IN shot 56.8 percent in the first half and the Pacers's non-starters outscored the Cavaliers's reserves 28-8.
    Federal Bureau of Investigation  obtained FISA warrant to monitor former Trump adviser

    Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained FISA warrant to monitor former Trump adviser

    Page's contacts with Podobnyy happened about three years before Trump listed him as a foreign policy adviser to the campaign. Asked how many times he met with candidate Donald Trump , he said, "I have not met one on one or in any small group with Mr.
  • RESULTS: How would you vote in a snap General Election in June?

    May, who has described herself as "not a showy politician", said she would rather talk directly to voters. And he challenged the Prime Minister to face him in a public debate.
    Fox News axes top anchor over sexual allegations

    Fox News axes top anchor over sexual allegations

    The network has protected its marquee host for a long time , she said, through past allegations and other controversies. The New York Times reported that O'Reilly had agreed to pay a total of $13 million.
    Drift tests show missing Malaysian jet probably crashed north of search area

    Drift tests show missing Malaysian jet probably crashed north of search area

    This flaperon was cut down to match photographs of MH370's flaperon, and then testing was done in the waters near Hobart. This confirmed analysis from late previous year which had pinpointed the plane's location to the northern crash zone.
  • Carl Vinson is sailing to Korea now -- it wasn't before

    He declined to comment on whether or not US sabotage was behind the failure of North Korea's latest missile test. Still, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer wouldn't give an inch.
    PartyNextDoor's Zayn Malik Collab

    PartyNextDoor's Zayn Malik Collab "Still Got Time" Gets the Visual Treatment

    Zayn really stepped outside of the box and wasn't afraid to keep his video nearly uncensored. Zayn shared his new video for "Still Got Time" featuring Partynextdoor Friday.

    New Paris shooting attack

    And the pseudonym, Abu Yusuf al-Beljiki, indicated that the attacker already had ties of some sort to Islamic State extremists. Francois Fillon, who is the conservative candidate, said he would cancel the campaign events he had been planning for Friday.
  • Caitlyn's book is all made up: Kris

    Caitlyn's book is all made up: Kris

    She can be seen telling her daughters Kim and Khloe Kardashian that she only came across one good remark about her in the book. In one scene from a show promo, Kim fumes: "Everything she says is all made up".
    Marvel Studios head says no R-rated Marvel movies coming

    Marvel Studios head says no R-rated Marvel movies coming

    Boden and Fleck are known for introspective independent drama films like 2006's Half Nelson , starring Ryan Gosling. Spider-Man: Homecoming \/em lands on July 7, 2017, followed by Thor: Ragnarok \/em on November 3, 2017.
    Convicted Murderer Put to Death in Arkansas; First Execution Since 2005

    Convicted Murderer Put to Death in Arkansas; First Execution Since 2005

    He was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m. local time, four minutes before the warrant for his death was set to expire. Another execution had been scheduled for Thursday but was stayed by the state Supreme Court on Wednesday.


Most liked

Pence warns North Korea: "The sword stands ready"
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul thinks China is the key to keeping the erratic North Korean regime in check. The report, carried by Reuters , also warned the USA and its allies "should not mess with us".

Sensex ends 57 points lower; Nifty settles at 9119-mark
Among the prominent decliners, Grasim Industries, Adani Ports, ITC, Cipla, Bank of Baroda, Wipro and Sun Pharma fell 2-3 percent. Asian markets were mostly mixed with Hong Kong's Hang Seng falling 0.06 percent, while Japan's Nikkei rose 1.03 percent.

Durant optimistic of playing in Warriors' Game 3 at Portland
Curry noted they're all prepared, and was quick to mention that they just went through a month without Durant to end the season. That he only dished out four appetizing dimes is further proof that Game 2 should be much larger from Steph.

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ:GT) Valuation According To Analysts
Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 63,852 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,355,500.28. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ:GT) was up +0.37% ($0.13) to $34.83 and showed a volume of 2.25 mln shares.

Two police officers shot dead in Paris
They will battle in the first round of elections on Sunday, standing on vastly different platforms from far-right to far-left. The Islamic State cell responsible for the Paris terrorist attacks in November 2015 used Kalashnikov-style rifles.

Turkey's Erdogan Says He's Set to Meet Trump in Washington
The new system outlined under the constitutional changes will take full effect at the next election, slated for November 2019. The YPG is the dominant group within the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria.

Trump addresses Paris incident: Looks like a terrorist attack
The Thursday evening attack took place in the city's Champs-Elysees district, which is hugely popular with tourists and shoppers. A known extremist opened fire on police officers late Thursday on the Champs-Élysées boulevard in Paris , officials said .

Brighton earn Premier League promotion
Playmaker Knockaert was Albion's stand-out man this season but his previous Premier League campaign was forgettable. Sone Aluko and Neeskens Kebano settled matters as the numerical disadvantage came to bear in the second period.

Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005
But a divided Supreme Court in 2015 ruled that prisoners did not prove the drug entailed "a substantial risk of severe pain". Reese's family declined to speak to reporters after the execution and said they would release a written statement later.

Turkey election board 'rejects referendum annulment bid'
However, the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) challenged the result. If your ballots are unsafe, that means that regime is not a democracy".

Chinese bombers on high alert over North Korean situation
The US has also diverted a US Navy strike group towards the Korean Peninsula as a show of force shortly before the missile strike. Chinese media has also been focusing on the controversy over a remark by Mr Trump saying that Korea was "part of China".

General Motors plant seized, protesters killed in Venezuela
We're watching it closely and working with others ... to communicate those concerns", Tillerson added, according to Reuters. PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO, Venezuela (through interpreter): The time for combat has arrived, my fellow patriots.

Kamal Haasan summoned by Tamil Nadu Court over Mahabharata remarks
Rama Ravikumar, state Secretary of HMK, had called the actor "anti-Hindu" and said that his comments have hurt their religious sentiments.

Spanish delight: Real, Atletico to clash in Champions League semi-final
Monaco and Real will play the first leg at home , on May 2 and 3 respectively, with the return fixtures being played on May 9-10. Juventus came very close to Radamel Falcao two years ago, we can confirm.

14 dead as huge fire engulfs ration shop in Madhya Pradesh
The government also sanctioned Rs 10,000 each for conducting the last rites of the deceased, the collector said. Reportedly, Kerosene oil was being distributed to BPL families when the explosion took place.