Italian police arrest man on suspicion of helping a 2016 Nice attacker


In a still image of this video, Italian police supplied weapons to Mohammed Lahoaier Bourel, who killed 86 people by trucking through a seaside crowd in the French city of Sparanise in July 2016. Endori Elegi, 28, arrested on suspicion, near Caserta, Italy, on April 21, 2021. (Polizia di Stato / Handout via Reuters)

Rome-Italian police suspected to have supplied weapons to Mohammed Lahoaier Bourel, who killed 86 people in July 2016, driving a truck through a seaside crowd in Nice, France, on Thursday. He said he had arrested a man.

According to police, 28-year-old Endri Elezi was confiscated on Wednesday midnight in Sparanise, a town near Caserta in southern Italy. France has issued a European arrest warrant for him.

A Tunisian citizen, Bourel was shot dead by police on July 14, 2016, after an attack on the Promenade des Anglais, a holiday on Bastille Day in France.

“The arrest of Endori Elegi confirms the superior skills of state police anti-terrorism investigators and the effectiveness of international cooperation,” Interior Minister Luciana Ramjuze said in a statement.

Angelo Amante

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