Strasbourg terror suspect Cherif C. is still at large, following his brutal attack on the Strasbourg Christmas Market which has lead to two deaths and several injured victims. New information has come out revealing that the suspect has a history of 27 prior criminal convictions.
The new information was revealed Wednesday at a press conference by France’s anti-terror prosecutor Rémy Heitz who said that witnesses had observed the suspect yelling “Allahu Akbar” as he fired upon the crowd at the Strasbourg Christmas market on Tuesday evening, France24 reports.
According to French broadcaster BFMTV, the 29-year-old suspect, who was born in Strasbourg, has had a total of 27 prior criminal convictions including convictions for violent robbery, the earliest occurring when the suspect was only 10 years old.
The 29 year old had been placed on a terror watch list following his most recent stint in prison, where it is believed he was radicalized.
Hours before the attack, police raided Cherif C.’s residents where they found a shotgun, a grenade, and several other weapons. It is reported that after the attack, Cherif C. fled the scene in a taxi where he boasted to the taxi driver that he had killed many people.