Terror police received warning FOUR DAYS before French priest was killed

A nationwide alert had been issued and a photograph circulated of killer Abdelmalik Petitjean. Despite the manhunt Petitjean and accomplice Adel Kermiche, both 19, went on to slaughter Father Jacques Hamel, 85, during morning mass at a church in Saint-Etiennedu-Rouvray, Normandy, on Tuesday.

Petitjean’s photo was distributed to police after a foreign intelligence service warned France’s counterterrorism unit on July 22 that he was “preparing to take part in an attack”.

The warning – which did not include his name – went on: “He’s already in France and is preparing to act alone or with others.”

A source close to the investigation said: “Officers across the country were engaged in the race to find this suspect, but he evaded capture.” 

  • No bitching.

    They need at least a week to fill out the proper paperwork.

  • Gary

    Right, but when you arrest a muslim before the Jihad we see the terrorism supporters take to the streets for a protest against islamophobia and also cry racism.
    CAIR-Canada had defended almost every Muslim terrorist in canada as innocent. But once convicted and jailed, we heard Sheema Khan claim that they aren’t TRUE muslims.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    What will it take for French authorities to absorb the wisdom of the saying about an ounce of prevention?

  • canminuteman

    When his last name is Petitjean, I’d guess that there is a food chande he jas been in France foe a whiel.

  • Achmed

    The police had the sense not to intervene or they would be the next target.

  • It’s time to fire French police and security personnel.

    What a bunch of useless people.