Rome Newsroom, Nov 2, 2020 / 09:00 am
French police have arrested a total of six men in their investigation into last Thursday's attack on the Basilica of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption in Nice.
Among those in police custody is a 29-year-old Tunisian man believed to have accompanied the alleged attacker, Brahim Issaoui, from Tunisia to the Italian island of Lampedusa on Sept. 20, Agence France-Presse reported Nov. 2.
The 29-year-old was arrested in Grasse, southern France, Oct. 31 and taken in for questioning, as were two other men, aged 25 and 63, living at the same address. One man has since been released, while the others remain in police custody, according to AFP.
The attacker stabbed three people to death inside the Nice basilica on Oct. 29. The victims were Simone Barreto Silva, a 44-year-old mother of three; Nadine Devillers, 60; and Vincent Loques, the church's 55-year-old sacristan and a father of two.