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UPDATE | French police have ‘neutralised’ the Strasbourg Christmas market terrorist

Macquarie National News

UPDATE

French police have reportedly “neutralised” the man wanted over the Strasbourg Christmas market attack.

Cherif Chekatt killed three and injured another 13 people on Wednesday morning (AEDT).

More than 700 officers have been hunting Chekatt after the 29-year-old escaped following a gunfight with police in the hours after the attack.

It’s believed Chekatt has been shot dead.

 

At least three people have been killed and more than a dozen wounded in a shooting at a Christmas market in France.

The gunman opened fire at Place Kleber in Strasbourg, near the German border, and is still on the run.

The city is famed for its annual Christmas market, calling itself “Le Capitale de Noel” or The Christmas Capital.

One shopkeeper told local media “It lasted about 10 minutes. There were gunshots and people running everywhere.”

Mobile phone footage has been spread on social media, reportedly showing the moment the gunman opens fire.

Police have now confirmed at least three people are dead and 13 others have been critically wounded.

The gunman was born in Strasbourg but was on a terror watch list, with officers actually raiding his home earlier in the day.

He wasn’t home but officers reportedly found grenades and other explosive material.

Police did encounter the man after the attack, wounding him in a gunfight.

He remains on the run though.

Image: CMM

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