PARIS: The latest on the deadly attacks in Paris and the heightened security in Europe (All times local):
The only person in France facing potential terrorism charges linked to the Nov. 13 Paris attacks has been brought before a judge. The man, Jawad Bendaoud, was taken into custody moments after giving a television interview in which he acknowledged he had given shelter to two people from Belgium and said he didn’t know who they were or what they planned. Among those killed in the apartment raid Nov. 18 was Amdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected mastermind, a female cousin and an unidentified man.
In the interview, Bendaoud, 29, told BFM television “I didn’t know they were terrorists. I was asked to do a favor, I did a favor, sir.”
Bendaoud was taken to the courthouse Tuesday morning to be formally referred to a judge. He must be either charged or released today.