German police have raided a shelter for asylum seekers that they say was occupied by the man killed as he stormed a Paris police station on the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo Massacre. Authorities have refused to say if the man was an illegal or if he was registered as an asylum seeker.
German police have confirmed that the man who attempted to attack a French police station in northern Paris on Thursday had lived in a shelter for asylum seekers in the western German state of North-Rhine Westphalia.
State authorities on Saturday night raided the shelter in Recklinghausen, police said in a statement.
The man was shot dead by French police (above) after he tried to storm the station carrying a meat cleaver and wearing a fake suicide vest.
Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said the man was in possession of the Muslim battle flag commonly associated with the “Islamic State” militant group, one also used by other Islamist militant groups from the time of Muhammad until the present day.
German police added that investigations are ongoing, and that they are working in close cooperation with French authorities.
The man was believed to be of Tunisian descent, although German media reported that he also had four different aliases with different backgrounds, including Moroccan.
The man’s links to a German refugee shelter will further inflame concerns about the Islamisation of Europe by refugees following the gang sex assaults on New Year’s Eve throughout Europe by “North African” migrants.
Video of aftermath of attack by Merkel’s grateful, peaceful, welcome guest: