PARIS (AP) — The Latest on an attack on soldiers in a Paris suburb (all times local):
Officials say French police are searching a building in a suburb west of Paris believed to be linked to the chief suspect in a car attack that injured six soldiers.
Two officials say the search underway in Sartrouville is part of the investigation into Wednesday’s attack in nearby Levallois. The officials say information about the suspect’s identity is being verified, and it’s unclear whether the suspect lived in the building.
The officials weren’t authorized to be publicly named speaking about an ongoing investigation.
Heavily armed police in masks could be seen entering and leaving the building.
Police shot and wounded the suspect on a highway in northern France after he fled the scene of the attack on the soldiers.
France’s prime minister says the “principal suspect” in a car attack on soldiers has been arrested.
Speaking to lawmakers, Edouard Philippe said the man was apprehended on a highway near Boulogne-sur-Mer in northern France, and was driving the car used in Wednesday’s attack, but gave no other details.
Philippe also said that despite a “high threat” against France, the government is sticking to plans to lift a 21-month state of emergency.
He insisted that a new government bill enshrining permanent counterterrorism measures would be enough to replace the state of emergency, imposed after deadly Islamic extremist attacks in November 2015. The bill is currently under parliamentary debate, ahead of an expected end to the state of emergency Nov. 1.
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