BREAKING: Normandy church knifeman was ‘convicted terrorist monitored with electronic tag’

The as-yet unnamed individual attempted to travel to Syria in 2015 to fight with Islamic State but was arrested in Turkey, it has emerged.

According to French media, the assailant should have been living with his parents under a court order.

I-tele reported the suspect, who was shot dead by police during the siege, spent nearly a year in prison before being released on March 2.