PARIS (AP) — The French prosecutor's office opened a preliminary investigation Friday into allegations made by an online publication that a police intelligence note had been post-dated to cover up a failure to act against an Islamic extremist who, along with a cohort, ultimately slit the throat of a Normandy priest in 2016.
PARIS (AP) — An anti-terrorism judge on Friday handed preliminary charges to a man who met with two extremists shortly before they killed a priest at Mass, a judicial official said.
The 21-year-old, from Toulouse in southwest France, was arrested last week.
The judicial official said the man, whose name was not given, was charged with association with terrorism "with the intention of committing crimes of bodily harm." The official spoke on condition of anonymity...