By Sarah Keane • 04 November 2020 • 19:26
NICE ‘terrorist’ diagnosed with Covid-19 while recovering from gunshot wounds after knife attack
Suspected terrorist Ibrahim Issaoui, 21, has tested positive for coronavirus while recovering in a hospital in Nice, France, from bullet wounds he received when shot by police.
Issaoui beheaded Nadine Devillers, aged 60, slit church worker Vincent Loques’ throat, and stabbed mum Simone Barreto Silva, 44, multiple times at Nice’s Notre-Dame bascilica before the authorities put a stop to the massacre by gunning him down.
The suspect is said to be recovering well from the gunshot wounds, but the Covid diagnosis may now delay him being questioned by French security police.
Brazilian-born Issaoui lived in Turkey with his family before travelling to France in September as a refugee, and was known to Turkish authorities for violence and drug offences.
Authorities have detained four more people for questioning as of Tuesday November 3, including a 29-year-old man suspected of being in contact with Issaoui, say judicial sources.
The individuals were taken into custody in the Val-d’Oise department just north of Paris, it has been reported.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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