Jewish Museum Shooting Suspect Arrested

The man arrested on suspicion of killing four people in last month’s shooting at the Brussels Jewish Museum claimed responsibility for the attacks on video. After the arrest of French citizen Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, authorities found video of him saying he carried out the murders. He reportedly tried to film the attack, but his camera failed. Nemmouche was arrested in Marseilles, France, on Friday while traveling on a bus from Amsterdam via Brussels. Authorities announced that Nemmouche had spent a year living in Syria after becoming involved with radical Islam durign a prison stint. Paris prosecutor Francois Molins said the suspect traveled to Syria three weeks after he was freed. “He spent over a year in Syria, where he seems to have joined the ranks of combatant groups, jihadist terrorist groups,” he told a news conference. Nemmouche was found in possession of an AK-47 Kalashnikov rifle, which police knew was used by the Brussels shooter. He also had a rifle and ammunition, as well as a baseball cap that resembled the one the shooter as wearing. French President Francois Hollande said he was pleased with the arrest and vowed to track suspected militants. “We will monitor those jihadists and make sure that when they come back from a fight that is not theirs, and that is definitely not ours... they cannot do any harm.” Joel Rubefield, who is head of the Belgian League against Anti-Semitism, said he was quite pleased, but the attack was still highly disconcerting. “This is a relief. But this is also worrying us. It is is crucial that countries... make sure this does not happen again.”