Five linked to French po­lice HQ at­tacker held

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Five peo­ple as­so­ci­ated with the man who car­ried out a deadly knife at­tack at the head­quar­ters of the Paris po­lice this month have been ar­rested, a source close to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion said yes­ter­day. The ar­rests took place early yes­ter­day morn­ing in the Val d’Oise re­gion in the Paris suburbs. On Oc­to­ber 3, Mick­ael Har­pon, 45, an IT spe­cial­ist with se­cu­rity clear­ance, killed three of­fi­cers and one civil­ian em­ployee be­fore he was shot dead by an­other po­lice of­fi­cer. Har­pon was born on the French is­land of Mar­tinique and had worked at the po­lice of­fice for sev­eral years. He con­verted to Is­lam about 10 years ago.

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