Mehdi Nemmouche, the 29-year-old suspected of carrying out the May 24 shooting at the Brussels Jewish Museum in which four people were killed, will be extradited from France to Belgium to face trial, JTA reports. Nemmouche, a French citizen who was arrested in Marseilles the week after the attack, faces murder charges.
Video footage released by Brussels police after the attack show the shooter entering the museum and opening fire with an AK-47 before quickly leaving. Nemmouche was detained during a routine customs search at the Marseilles bus station on June 2 after authorities discovered “Kalashnikov rifle, another gun and ammunition similar to those used in the shooting.” He has since been held by French authorities on suspicion of murder, attempted murder, and possession of weapons “in the context of terrorist activity.”
The victims of the shooting were an Israeli couple visiting Brussels and a French volunteer at the museum. The fourth victim, who died from his injuries on June 6, was a 23-year-old museum employee.
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