French terror suspect reportedly streamed attack on Facebook Live
French President François Hollande described as "unquestionably a terrorist act."
...David Thomson, a Paris-based journalist who specializes in French jihadism, said in a series of tweets Monday that Aballa streamed a video from inside the home on Facebook Live. Citing multiple sources, French news station BFM TV reports that Abballa swore allegiance to ISIS in the 13-minute video, and showed images of the two victims.
According to Thomson, the three-year-old son was behind a couch as Abballa streamed the video, with the suspect saying, "I don’t know yet what I’m going to do with him."
Abballa also posted photos of the victims to his Facebook account, Thomson said, and called for more attacks on policemen, prison guards, journalists, and rappers, citing some by name in the video. He later said that the UEFA Euro soccer tournament, currently underway across France, "will be a cemetery." Two Facebook accounts associated with Abballa have since been suspended.
Read more from the Verge [HERE].
Au début de son Facebook live, le tueur de #Magnanville commence par prêter allégeance à Abu Bakr al Bagdadi pic.twitter.com/HGRa946gpz— David Thomson (@_DavidThomson) June 14, 2016
French jihadist police killer 'was loyal to Islamic State group'
The man who killed a French police couple at their home near Paris was responding to calls by so-called Islamic State (IS) "to kill infidels", police say.