Museum gun suspect ‘had been in Syria’

A Frenchman arrested over killings at a Belgian Jewish museum had travelled to Syria and claimed responsibility for the shootings in a video, prosecutors said.

Belgian federal prosecutor Frederic Van Leeuw said the
suspect had tried to film the killings on May 24 but his camera failed. A video found after his arrest shows his weapons and clothes, and includes his voice claiming responsibility for the attack.

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Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said police arrested Mehdi Nemmouche, on Friday in Marseille after he arrived on a bus coming from Amsterdam.

He said the suspect had an automatic weapon like that used in the Brussels attack, and a white sheet scrawled with the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an extremist group fighting in Syria.