Main suspect in beheading of French businessman took 'selfie' with victim
Published 27/06/2015 | 20:17
The main suspect in the beheading of a French businessman took a "selfie" photo with the victim and sent the image to at least one recipient, officials said.
Authorities are working to confirm the identity of the recipient, but were not able to immediately confirm media reports that it was sent to an unspecified person in Syria, two French officials said.
On Friday, key suspect Yassine Salhi allegedly crashed a truck into a US-owned chemical warehouse and hung his employer's severed head on a factory gate in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier - in what authorities are calling a terror attack.
He was arrested and remained in police custody on Saturday.
Authorities noted the similarity to tactics used by Islamic State, though no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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