Pictured: Algerian Muslim Man, 36, suspected of mowing down six soldiers outside barracks in Paris terror attack before being shot five times and arrested while ‘driving his BMW towards Calais’.
- Six soldiers were injured when a car drove into their unit in a Paris suburb
- Levallois-Perret houses the HQ of France’s national anti-terrorism agency
- Incident took place on Wednesday morning and the driver fled the scene
- Suspect identified as Hamou Bachir, 36, an Algerian not known to police
- Man was shot five times by police before he could be taken into custody
- Mayor claimed driver of the BMW had ‘parked up in wait’ before incident
- A building search is underway in Sartrouville as part of the investigation
This picture is believed to show the suspected terrorist shot and arrested in connection with this morning’s attack in Paris, which saw six soldiers injured when a BMW mowed down their patrol.
Hamou Bachir, 36, is under armed guard in hospital after he was ‘seriously wounded’ in a fierce gunfight close to the northern port town of Boulogne-sur-Mer after he was intercepted driving towards Calais.
Bachir, who was not known to the security services, was shot five times, with one officer also hit by a bullet, before being arrested, according to a security source.
The suspect – who also uses the name Benlatreche – is thought to be an illegal immigrant who was subject to a ‘foreigner infraction’ notice meaning he faced deportation to Algeria, which used to be French colony.
A search is underway at a building believed to be connected to Bachir in Sartrouville. ‘The suspect was driving a black BMW identical to the one used in the attack on the soldiers,’ said the source. ‘Its number plate was recorded by video surveillance, and put out to police forces around the country.’