French police arrest 47-year-old man in connection to Nice knife attacker: Report

Police officers stand guard by the Notre-Dame de l'Assomption Basilica in Nice on October 29, 2020. (AFP)

A 47-year old man has been placed in custody suspected of having been in contact with the perpetrator of Thursday’s deadly knife attack in Nice, BFM TV reported, citing a police source.

On Thursday, a knife-wielding Tunisian man shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is Greatest) beheaded a woman and killed two other people in a church in the French city before being shot and taken away by police.

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Last Update: Friday, 30 October 2020 KSA 10:24 - GMT 07:24