NBC: 2 ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Shooters In Custody, 1 Dead
NBC News seems to have a scoop on their hands:
One of the suspects in the Paris attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine has been killed and the two others are in custody, two senior U.S. counterterrorism officials told NBC News on Wednesday.
Authorities earlier had identified the three men as Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi, both French and in their early 30s, and Hamyd Mourad, 18, whose nationality wasn’t immediately clear.
One of the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to publicly discuss the investigation, told The Associated Press that the men were linked to a Yemeni terrorist network. Cherif Kouachi was convicted in 2008 of terrorism charges for helping funnel fighters to Iraq’s insurgency and sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Russia Today has picked up an AFP report that a site in Reims has been raided:
Dozens of police officers were reportedly dispatched to a site in the city. It follows reports that the suspects in the terror attack on the Charlie Hebdo HQ in Paris were identified, and one of them lived in Reims.