Strasbourg Christmas market reopens after attack

French soldiers patrol as the Christmas market reopens in Strasbourg, eastern France, Friday, Dec.14, 2018. Photo: AP/ Christophe Ena
French soldiers patrol as the Christmas market reopens in Strasbourg, eastern France, Friday, Dec.14, 2018.

December 14, 2018 06:04 AM

The Christmas market in Strasbourg has reopened amid tight security a day after the gunman suspected of killing three people in an attack earlier this week was shot dead by police.

The main suspect, Cherif Chekatt, was killed on Thursday after he opened fire on officers during a police operation.

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The site of Tuesday's attack was close to Strasbourg's famous Christmas market, which was closed during the manhunt for Chekatt.


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Interior Minister Christophe Castaner attended the reopening and had a stroll in the market to meet with shopkeepers.

Access to the market has been reduced while extra police officers and military have been deployed to the site in addition to private security guards.

Castaner said authorities decided to reopen the Christmas market "for the honor of Strasbourg, for the honor of France."

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