French terror suspect ‘known to police as potential terror risk’

Today an alleged Islamist is said to have beheaded a man in Lyon, France, and injured two others at a US-owned chemical company’s headquarters.

The suspect was said to have been ‘under surveillance’ by French authorities from 2006 to 2008, after which he was ‘left alone’.

CNN tells us:

An intelligence report was opened on the man in 2006 because of suspected radicalization, he said, but it was not renewed in 2008.

“He has been under surveillance, but he was not known as being involved in any terrorist act,” Cazeneuve said, and he had no criminal record. French authorities are “investigating any other people that could be accomplices,” he added.

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