French police identify suspect in shooting of policewoman: source

Armed French intervention police stand ready at the scene of a shooting in the street of Montrouge near Paris Jan 8, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Armed French intervention police stand ready at the scene of a shooting in the street of Montrouge near Paris Jan 8, 2015. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - French police have identified a suspect in the shooting Thursday of a policewoman in Montrouge south of Paris, and have taken two people in his immediate circle into custody, a source close to the investigation said.

"The suspect has been identified. Two people very close to him have been taken into custody," the source said.

The shooting which left another person injured has not been linked to Wednesday's terror attack in the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead.

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