Suspect Expressed ‘Hatred Of Foreigners’

The suspect in killing in Pais last week of three Kurdish people talked to investigators about his "hatred of foreigners," a prosecutor said Sunday.
PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 24: Supporters of PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkiye, US and EU, clash with police after a demonstration that was taking place in Place de la Republique in Paris, France on December 24, 2022. According to a report a man in his seventies is suspected of having fired gunshots on the Enghien Street in the center of Paris on December 23, killing at least three people and injuring four others. (Photo by Bruno Thevenin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The suspect, a 69-year-old male, was arrested Friday after allegedly fatally shooting two men and a woman at a Kurdish cultural center and a nearby Kurdish cafe in  Paris.
  • The killings came as residents were preparing to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the unresolved murder of three activists and sparked clashes with police.
  • The suspect said during the questioning that a 2016 burglary at his home resulted a “hatred of foreigners that became totally pathological,” the prosecutor said.
  • The suspect said he has been depressed and has suicidal tendencies including that he had planned to kill himself after his attack Friday.

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