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Breaking: Suspect in French terror attack killed by police after shootout


He allegedly shouted 'Allah Akbar'

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The suspect that was being sought by police in the Christmas market terror attack in France has been killed after a shootout Thursday.

The attack occurred on Tuesday in the town of Strasbourg and claimed the lives of four people, while injuring 11 others. The attacker allegedly yelled "Allah Akbar" before the attack, according to a prosecutor.

A massive manhunt for the suspect ensued after he ran off from the attack in a taxi cab.

The suspect had escaped a police search at his apartment earlier that day in connection to a robbery. Police discovered grenades at his residence.

He had been on a terror watch list and also had a criminal record with petty crimes in France, Germany, and Switzerland.

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told reporters that the suspect was discovered walking on a public street by a helicopter that was searching for him.

When law enforcement officials approached him, he allegedly turned and fired on the officers. They returned fire and "neutralized" him, according to the statement.

Five other people have been arrested in connection to the attack, including his parents, two of his brothers, and another person considered part of his "entourage" by law enforcement.

The attack is being investigated as a terrorist act by law enforcement authorities.

The Strasbourg Christmas market will reopen on Friday.

Here's a report about the death of the terror suspect from the Associated Press:

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