Jewish Museum Shooting Suspect Arrives in Belgium

Mehdi Nemmouche was arrested in France days after the killing of four people in the center of Brussels.

Suspect in Brussels shooting Mehdi Nemmouche, on France 2.
Suspect in Brussels shooting Mehdi Nemmouche, on France 2.

AP - The man suspected of killing four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum in May has been extradited from France to Belgium.

Federal police spokeswoman Tine Hollevoet confirmed that Mehdi Nemmouche crossed the border on Tuesday but refused to provide details.

Nemmouche had originally fought his extradition but reconsidered after he received guarantees which would make it hard for Belgium to turn him over to a third country.

Nemmouche, 29, had fought with Islamic extremists in Syria.

On May 24, a lone gunman walked into the Jewish Museum in the center of Brussels, unpacked a Kalashnikov rifle, killed four people with a burst of fire, packed up and walked away.

Nemmouche was arrested at a Marseille bus station a few days later carrying weapons resembling those used in the killings.

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