Rambouillet attack: the attacker “not recognized” as threatening

National intelligence coordinator Laurent Nuñez said on Saturday that the 36-year-old Tunisian citizen, who killed a policeman from the Rambouillet police station with two stab wounds on Friday, was “not recognized as a carrier of threats.” The attacker Jamel Gorchene, who after his Attack by a police officer killed by gunfire, “was not the carrier of threats, we had not detected any signs of radicalization”, developed on BFMTV Laurent Nuñez.

He is one of those “people unknown to the secret services who are very isolated and have no relationship with anyone else who would reveal them,” he added. “The signs of radicalization they show are very weak,” stressed Laurent Nuñez, who estimated that “to the best of his knowledge, there has been no violation of the secret services.”

“It will be very complicated (…) to recognize such a profile”, as has been the case with the “eight terrorist attacks” in France since the murder of the Paris police headquarters in October 2019, the former Foreign Minister of the Interior Ministry underlined. On October 3, 2019, an employee stabbed three police officers and an administrative agent before he was shot dead in the capital’s police station.
Laurent Nuñez recalled that the intelligence and counter-terrorism services have foiled “35 attacks” on French soil since 2017.

Jamel Gorchene, who came to France illegally from Tunisia in 2009, was regulated in 2019 and had a residence permit valid until December. He was unknown to the police, the secret service and the judiciary.

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