Terror Suspect Took Selfie With Severed Head: Report

Sources: Yassin Salhi sent gruesome pic via WhatsApp to at least 1 person
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2015 12:57 PM CDT
Police officers investigate at a plant where an attack took place, Friday, June 26, 2015 in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, southeast of Lyon, France.   (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)
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(Newser) – A gruesome coda to an already gruesome story: French officials are reporting that Yassin Salhi, the suspect detained yesterday in the beheading of his boss at a gas plant, took a selfie with the victim's head and sent it to at least one recipient, reports the AFP. Two anonymous French officials tell the AP they have yet to determine who the recipient was, and can't confirm reports it was sent to a person in Syria; a source described as being close to the investigation tells the AFP the photo was sent via WhatsApp to a North American number in an undisclosed location. For more on the latest in the attack, click here.

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