Brussels Jewish Museum killings: Man held in Marseille
A Frenchman has been arrested at a train station in Marseille over a fatal shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels eight days ago.
Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, is being held on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. He was reportedly carrying a Kalashnikov rifle and a handgun similar to the ones used in the 24 May attack.
Three people were killed while a fourth victim is critically injured. Security was [tightened at Jewish sites across Belgium]("http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-27562915") following the attack. Mr Nemmouche, a French national who is believed to be from the northern town of Roubaix, is also suspected of having been with Islamist militants in Syria last year. French President Francois Hollande confirmed a man had been arrested and said France was determined to stop "jihadists" from carrying out attacks.
Mr Nemmouche was arrested during a customs check at the Saint-Charles train station in the southern French city of Marseille on Friday. He had been on board a bus that was travelling from Amsterdam via Brussels. An official at the Paris prosecutor's office told the Associated Press that ballistics tests would be carried out to determine whether the weapons he was carrying were the same as those used in the Brussels attack.