According to the AP, the Paris prosecutor’s office detained two people on Tuesday for questioning in connection to the terrorist attack at the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Vincennes, where four people were killed, including the gunman and a police officer, two days after the Charlie Hebdo shootings.
The suspects—Claude Hermant, a mercenary currently detained for arms trafficking, and his wife—were arrested in Lille; police are investigating a potential arms connection between the couple and Amedy Coulibaly, the Hyper Cacher attacker who claimed to have committed his crimes on behalf of ISIS. Coulibaly was shot by police while executing his plan in January.
CNN reports “there’s no evidence of a direct connection between the couple and Coulibaly, but some weapons found in Coulibaly’s arsenal are thought to have come from Hermant or his wife, through a company she managed, according to the Paris prosecutor’s representative.”
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