Suspect in beheading admits role
The top suspect in the beheading of a French transportation company manager admitted to the killing that authorities have called a terrorist attack, officials said.
Yassine Salhi, a truck deliveryman and father of three with a history of ties to Islamic extremists, made the admission in the southeastern city of Lyon before being transferred to counter- terrorism police headquarters outside Paris.
Investigators have found no links to any international terrorist group in Friday’s attack. Officials requested anonymity because the investigation is continuing.
Salhi reportedly crashed a truck into a U. S.- owned chemical warehouse, setting off an explosion, and hung his employer’s head on the factory’s gate. Officials say he sent a “selfie” of himself and the victim to a Canadian cellphone number.