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French police take into custody four family members of Champs-Elysees assailant: Sources

French police have taken into custody four members of the family of a radicalised Islamist who was killed when he rammed a car loaded with guns into a police van on the Champs-Elysees, sources said.

Published: 20th June 2017 11:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2017 11:50 AM   |  A+A-

Forensic experts investigate the crime scene after a fatal shooting in which a police officer was killed along with an attacker on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris. | AP

By AFP

PARIS: French police have taken into custody four members of the family of a radicalised Islamist who was killed when he rammed a car loaded with guns and a gas bottle into a police van on the Champs-Elysees, a judicial source said on Tuesday.

The ex-wife, brother and sister-in-law of Adam Dzaziri were detained on Monday afternoon after police questioned them at the family home near Paris. The assailant's father was also "taken into custody during the evening", the source said.

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