The French authorities decided to lift the decision to detain the suspect, BThree Kurds killed him in Paris For health reasons, on Saturday, he was transferred to a police psychiatric hospital, according to the Public Prosecution Office.
“The doctor who examined the suspect today in the late afternoon concluded that the health status of the person concerned did not comply with the detention procedure,” the Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office said.
“Therefore, the detention procedure has been lifted pending presentation to an investigating judge when his health condition allows,” she added, stressing that investigations are continuing.
The French Public Prosecutor announced, on Saturday, the extension of the arrest of the suspect (69 years old), who killed three Kurds with a gun and wounded three others in Paris, on Friday, and indicated that the investigation also relied on examining the racist motive.
Investigations now focus on charges of murder, attempted murder and armed violence, as well as racially motivated violations of gun legislation.
“The addition of this order does not change the maximum possible penalty, which remains life imprisonment,” the prosecution said.
The man confirmed that he fired because he was a “racist”, as stated by a source close to the ongoing investigations, Saturday, to determine his motives.
The source stated that the suspect, who was seized before the police intervened, was arrested with a “small bag” containing “two or three magazines full of cartridges, and a box of 45-caliber cartridges containing at least 25 cartridges,” confirming information published by the French weekly “Le Journal du Dimanche.” “.
He also explained that the weapon that was used was a Colt 1911-45 pistol, which “looks old.”
The incidents took place in a street near a Kurdish cultural center in a commercial neighborhood frequented by the Kurdish community. The shooter had committed violent acts in the past with a weapon.