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.

  • 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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