Ter­ror link in shoot­ing probe

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A suspect de­tained on Wed­nes­day af­ter a shootout in Pe­fki, north­ern Athens, which left two po­lice­men in­jured, has been iden­ti­fied as a 21-year-old stu­dent at a tech­ni­cal col­lege on Lesvos, of­fi­cers said yes­ter­day.

The suspect, who has not been named, was iden­ti­fied yes­ter­day af­ter po­lice pub­lished his pho­to­graph. Sus­pi­cions of a link to a do­mes­tic ter­ror­ist group were raised af­ter the 21year-old ini­tially gave po­lice a false name. Ac­cord­ing to sources, these sus­pi­cions have been all but con­firmed as a fin­ger­print found in a hide­out in Vo­los, cen­tral Greece, used by al­leged mem­bers of the Con­spir­acy of the Cells of Fire ur­ban guer­rilla group, matched his.

Po­lice told Kathimerini that the suspect’s par­ents claimed their son had not been staying at their home in Ho­lar­gos for quite some time. Of­fi­cers added that they had used the 21year-old’s cell phone to trace the sec­ond suspect, who fled with the in­jured of­fi­cers’ pa­trol car af­ter the shoot­ing.

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