Champs-Elysees attacker had gun licence while on watch list

Champs-Elysees attacker had gun licence while on watch list, by The Australian.

A man killed when he rammed a car into a police van on the Champs-Elysees stored a cache of weapons at his home and held a gun permit despite being on a secret service list of people linked to radical Islam.

Police took into custody on Monday night the father, ex-wife, brother and sister-in-law of Adam Dzaziri, who also had in his car an assault rifle, two pistols, ammunition and a large gas canister.

A source said at least nine weapons, including two pistols and a Kalashnikov-type assault rifle, were found at Dzaziri’s home in Plessis-Pate outside Paris.

The 31-year-old was killed in the attack that unfolded just after 4pm on Monday (12am yesterday AEST), but there were no other ­casualties. …

hat-tip Stephen Neil