London, June 26 (ANI): The French police has arrested the wife of the suspected attacker who carried out a terror attack on a U.S. gas factory in France, along with another person living with her family.
The arrests came shortly after the 35-year-old assailant, Yassin Salhi, was detained by firefighters at the scene and taken into custody by law authorities, reported The Independent.
Sources said that the person, who was decapitated, was Salhi’s own manager at a delivery firm that did work for the gas factory, Air Products.
A timeline compiled by French media claimed that Salhi arrived at Air Products in a van and put the head on the fence with a flag with Islamic inscriptions. The decapitated man’s face was covered in Arabic writing.
The attacker then drove into the factory and crashed into a pile of gas cannisters, causing an explosion. He was allegedly trying to cause more explosions with the gas and the chemicals stored there but by that time, fire brigade arrived to tackle the gas blaze.
As they arrived, they heard Salhi shouting ‘Allahu Akbar!’ and managed to surround him and keep him there until police came.
The suspect had earlier been under surveillance over fears that he could linked to extremists. (ANI)