German prosecutors probing suspected Paris link

German prosecutors are confirming they are investigating whether a man they have in custody may have sold four of the assault rifles used in the Paris attacks. Stuttgart prosecutors told the dpa news agency Friday that a 24-year-old German man, whose name wasn’t given in line with privacy laws, is suspected of delivering four Kalashnikov rifles to a Paris address. Prosecutors say who the man sold them to is not yet clear. The man, initially described as 34 years old, is also accused of converting legal starter pistols to fire live ammunition and selling them on the Internet. Prosecutor’s spokesman Jan Holzner told Germany’s n-tv it was in connection with investigating that operation that authorities learned of the possible Paris connection.



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