France attack suspect sent 'selfie' with victim's severed head: Legal source

French crime scene investigators and officers work at the scene of the beheading.
French crime scene investigators and officers work at the scene of the beheading.REUTERS

PARIS, France (AFP) - The man suspected of decapitating his boss and pinning his head to the gates of a gas factory in France sent a "selfie" with the severed head, a source close to the investigation said Saturday.

Yassin Salhi, 35, was arrested after driving his van into a warehouse containing dangerous gases near France's second city of Lyon.

Authorities then found the severed head nearby.